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How Linked Are Physicians to Community Support Services for Their Patients With Dementia?
December 1, 1998... Physicians increasingly are expected to link patients affected by dementia and their families with community support services; yet, little is known about physicians' referral patterns or their familiarity with such services. This study of 206 physicians found that respondents were more...
Primary Care Physicians' Knowledge and Behavior Related to Alzheimer's Disease.
December 1, 1998... A national sample of primary care physicians from the American Medical Association database was surveyed to examine primary care physician knowledge and physician practices related to Alzheimer's disease (AD). A previously validated instrument, The University of Alabama at Birmingham...
An Examination of Nursing Home Personnel's Perceptions of Residents' Autonomy.
December 1, 1998... Autonomy, especially of nursing home residents, concerns the essence of values such as personal freedom and independence. This study examines Collopy's six polar dimensions of autonomy from the perspective of 202 nursing home personnel from a sample of 15 nursing homes in West Central...
Promoting Help-Seeking Behavior for Urinary Incontinence.
December 1, 1998... The authors evaluated the effectiveness of a combined primary care physician education and public awareness campaign about urinary incontinence. The campaign was designed to (a) trigger help-seeking behavior in older adults with urine leakage problems and (b) encourage primary care...
Targets, Messages, and Channels for Educational Interventions on Urinary Incontinence.
December 1, 1998... This article documents a collaborative health agency-university community demonstration project on urinary incontinence in older women. The basic program-research division of responsibility was blurred substantially in this collaboration. The article focuses on a telephone survey of 321...