The needs of older people as seen by themselves and support providers

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Schurr, Sarah Movius
Portland State University Library
Older people -- Oregon -- Portland; Gerontology; Social Work
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This study compares perceptions of older people's needs from two vantage points: needs as seen by the older people themselves, and the needs of the elders as seen by their family support group. Two hypotheses were examined. The first hypothesis was that the elders and the support people would disagree on the needs of the elders. Secondly, the disagreement would be strongest on more abstract needs, like life satisfaction and contact with the opposite sex.