Functional status, social support, and self-perceived health among elderly women by living arrangement
Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
Gail Ann Hills
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Third Advisor's Name
Pamela K. Shaffner
Date of Defense
The elderly population has been recognized as one of the fastest growing age groups in the United States and there has been a dramatic increase in the number of elderly women living alone in the community.
The purpose of this study was to examine the functional status, social support system, and self-perceived health of elderly women living alone and those living with others in Dade County, Florida. This study was derived from a larger Dade County Needs Assessment. The sample for this study included 1,278 elderly women who were white (n = 561), Hispanic (n = 550), black (n = 153), and "other" (n = 14).
Chin, Michele Cecilia, "Functional status, social support, and self-perceived health among elderly women by living arrangement" (1999). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2335.
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