Predictors of use of traditional Korean healers among elderly Koreans in Los Angeles.

  title={Predictors of use of traditional Korean healers among elderly Koreans in Los Angeles.},
  author={Nadereh Pourat and James E. Lubben and Steven P. Wallace and A. Moon},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={39 6},
Many ethnic groups are known to use traditional healers often in conjunction with Western biomedical medicine, thus combining treatment regimens and medical advice as they see fit. Awareness of the use of traditional healers is an increasingly salient issue due to the growing diversity and aging of the U.S. population. To explore the determinants of use of traditional healers, we studied demographics, health status, and social support networks of a representative sample of elderly Koreans in… CONTINUE READING


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