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Failure by a group of elderly men to use a preventive health service.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1141625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The perceptions of 25 white males (age range, 53-62) were studied in relation to use of multiphasic screening. Each of these men had been urged repeatedly to take advantage of this service but had failed to do so. The multiphasic examination itself was free, so cost was not an inhibiting feature. This report deals with the proffered reasons why these men did not take the screening examination. The factors could be classified as: 1) social influences, 2) health care setting, 3) beliefs about health, 4)use of alternative forms of care, 5) the time involved for testing, and 6) disinterest. A discussion of some individual responses is included. Recommendations are made for structuring more effective delivery of health care services for the elderly.
Authors:
T W Elwood; T W Oakes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0002-8614     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Geriatr Soc     Publication Date:  1975 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-09-13     Completed Date:  1975-09-13     Revised Date:  2008-03-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503062     Medline TA:  J Am Geriatr Soc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attitude to Health
Humans
Male
Middle Aged*
Multiphasic Screening
Preventive Health Services / utilization*
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