Intention of use of long-term care facilities and home support services by Chinese-Canadian family caregivers

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One common myth about ethno-cultural minority family caregivers is that they do not use formal services. This study examined the intention of using home support and long-term care facilities by a random sample of 339 Chinese-Canadian family caregivers, using a modified version of the Andersen-Newman service utilization model. Filial piety, caregiving burden, care receivers, and health conditions are the common predictors identified. Filial obligation is most likely manifested through facilitating the care receivers to make use of the services needed, particularly for caregivers who reported a high level of caregiving burden.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-276
Number of pages18
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Canada
  • Caregiver
  • Caregiving
  • Chinese
  • Home care
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Service utilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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