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A Study on Factors of Elderly Home and Community Care Service Utilization

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1백석대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study examined the factors affecting service utilization of elderly home and community care among long term care services recipients during long term care insurance pilot project period in Korea. Help-seeking Behavior model by Andersen and Newman(1973) developed and MI-CHOICE system were used to analyze the factors affecting their utilization home and community care service among 1,939 long term care services recipients. Frequency and Decision Tree Regression analysis on SPSS 13.0 used. Analyses show strong significant factor is service preference (predisposing factors), and then significant factors are enabling factors such as co-residence type, household income. According to this results, need factors such as cognition disorder, problem behavior, ADL and IADL disabilities are affecting utilization behavior of elderly residential care services. But there are different needs by different service. These findings provide implications and suggestions about how long term care service system would be settled in Korea. And these finding provide information about target-efficient long term care continuum system to policy makers and helping professionals.

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