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Predictors of Family Physician Use Among Older Residents of Ontario and An Analysis of the Andersen-Newman Behavior Model

  • Linda G. Houle (a1), Alan W. Salmoni (a1), Raymond W. Pong (a1), Simon Laflamme (a1) and Gloria A. Viverais-Dresler (a1)...

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Les données sur l'utilisation des médecins de famille par les personnes âgées (65 ans et plus) de l'Enquête sur la santé en Ontario (1990) nous ont permis d'examiner les variables prédictives de leur utilisation selon les groupes d'âge et le sexe. À l'instar des études antérieures, les variables prédictives les plus importantes étaient le nombre de problèmes de santé et la perception de l'état de santé. Toutefois, en dépit des efforts en vue d'améliorer la force prédictive du modèle de comportement Andersen-Newman, ces variables n'ont expliqué que 29 pour cent de la variation de l'utilisation des médecins de famille lorsque le modèle a été appliqué aux personnes âgées interrogées dans le cadre de cette enquête. En outre, le niveau de variation expliqué est demeuré relativement bas lorsque des analyses ont été effectuées selon les groupes d'âge et le sexe. Bien que ce modèle de comportement soit le cadre conceptuel le plus fréquemment utilisé, la présente étude suggère qu'il n'est peut-être pas le plus approprié pour l'examen de l'utilisation des médecins de famille par les personnes âgées au Canada.

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Predictors of Family Physician Use Among Older Residents of Ontario and An Analysis of the Andersen-Newman Behavior Model

  • Linda G. Houle (a1), Alan W. Salmoni (a1), Raymond W. Pong (a1), Simon Laflamme (a1) and Gloria A. Viverais-Dresler (a1)...

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