Autonomy and acceptance of long-term care

Hui Chuan Hsu, Yu Shan Ting, Ting Wen Jiang, Ming Chih Chien, Chih Hsin Chien

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This study explored the relationship between four types of autonomy (health autonomy, informational autonomy, living autonomy, and financial autonomy) and the acceptance of five types of long-term care (adult day care, respite care, assisted living, unit care, and group home) for the elderly in Taiwan. Data were collected from 167 middle-aged and older people. The acceptance of five types of long-term care ranged from 75.9-84.9%. Financial autonomy and information autonomy were significantly related to acceptance of all five types of long-term care. Living autonomy is related to assisted living and group homes. Policy implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-962
Number of pages14
JournalEducational Gerontology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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