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Perceptions of dementia, caregiving, and help seeking among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

Author: Braun, Kathryn L.; Browne, Colette V.
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Date 11/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Health-and-Social-Work
Volume/Pages Vol 23(4): 262-274
Subject Matter Asian Pacific Islander
Abstract Of interest to social workers is how the traditional values and practices of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) cultures in the US affect their perceptions of disease and use of health services. This article presents information on perceptions of dementia, caregiving, and help seeking for the API group as a whole, with additional information on 5 of the major API subgroups--Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Hawaiian. Information on the immigration and colonization experience of each group is included. Implications for practice, policy, and research in social work are discussed. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)