Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
The current study examined the factors (i.e., gender, marital status, domain and severity of the problem) that influence older adults' strategy ratings on health-related problems. One hundred twenty-eight community-dwelling adults aged 60 and older (M = 71.4 years, SD = 7.21) rated strategies to solve four hypothetical health problems in two domains: heart, arthritis (one mild problem and one severe problem in each domain). Overall, results suggest that gender and marital status, as well as the domain, and severity of health problems impact older adults' rating of strategies to solve health-related problems. The effects of gender, marital status and severity differed within each of the domains of health problems. Findings illustrate the importance of considering all of the factors (i.e., gender, marital status, domain of health problem, and severity of health problem) that influence the strategies that older adults use to solve health-related problems.
Snyder, Kelly L., "Factors influencing older adult collaboration on health problems" (2004). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 784.