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An examination of students' attitudes toward the elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10310029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A study, employing Kogan's Old People Scale, was conducted to investigate undergraduate pharmacy students' attitudes toward the elderly. A total of 266 students from one school of pharmacy in their last three years of schooling comprised the sample. Demographic and experiential factors with the aged also were examined as to their relationship with the students' attitudes, but only one of these variables was found to be significant. Female students had a significantly more favorable attitude toward the aged than males. Overall the results showed that the students had a favorable attitude toward the elderly, which was consistent with other studies employing college students, but which was in contrast to other health professionals and medical and dentistry students. A discussion is made as to why this difference exists and the importance of future research in this area.
Authors:
M D Shepherd; G Erwin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of pharmaceutical education     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0002-9459     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Pharm Educ     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-29     Completed Date:  1983-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372650     Medline TA:  Am J Pharm Educ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-8     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged*
Analysis of Variance
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Female
Humans
Long-Term Care / psychology*
Male
Questionnaires
Students, Pharmacy / psychology*
United States

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