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dc.contributor.authorFinlayson, Marcia L.
dc.contributor.authorCho, Chi C.
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-21T23:20:25Z
dc.date.available2012-10-21T23:20:25Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationFinlayson, M. L. and C. C. Cho (2011). "A profile of support group use and need among middle-aged and older adults with multiple sclerosis." Journal of Gerontological Social Work 54(5): 475-493. DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2011.575446en
dc.identifier.issn0163-4372
dc.identifier.other10.1080/01634372.2011.575446
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/8756
dc.descriptionPost print version of article may differ from published version. This is an electronic version of an article published in Finlayson, M. L. and C. C. Cho (2011). "A profile of support group use and need among middle-aged and older adults with multiple sclerosis." Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 54(5): 475-493. Journal of Gerontological is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ DOI:10.1080/01634372.2011.575446en
dc.description.abstractThis study compared middle-aged and older adults with multiple sclerosis (MS, N = 1,275) according to their use of support groups and identified factors associated with perceived need. Over 64.6% (n = 824) of participants had attended a MS support group meeting at least once. Individuals who had never attended a group were more likely to reside in urban or suburban communities, report lower symptom interference, and fewer activity limitations. Women, individuals without a helper, and people with greater symptom interference were more likely to perceive a need for a support group. Findings raise questions for professionals involved in developing and implementing multiple sclerosis support groupsen
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study is supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through Health Care Delivery and Policy Research Contract #HC049, awarded to Dr. Finlayson. The information presented in this paper does not necessarily reflect the position, ideas or opinions of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.ispartofseries54en
dc.relation.ispartofseries5en
dc.subjectAdulten
dc.subjectarticleen
dc.subjectChicagoen
dc.subjectCOMMUNITYen
dc.subjectIllinoisen
dc.subjectINDIVIDUALSen
dc.subjectINTERFERENCEen
dc.subjectMiddle Ageden
dc.subjectMultiple Sclerosisen
dc.subjectOccupational Therapyen
dc.subjectOlderen
dc.subjectOLDER-ADULTSen
dc.subjectPEOPLEen
dc.subjectsymptomen
dc.subjecttherapyen
dc.subjectUniversitiesen
dc.subjecturbanen
dc.subjectWOMENen
dc.titleA Profile of Support Group Use and Need among Middle-aged and Older Adults with Multiple Sclerosisen
dc.typeArticleen


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