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Development and Preliminary Validation of the Older Adult Service Usage Assessment

DOI: 10.4236/aar.2017.64007, PP. 61-72

Keywords: Older Adult, Home and Community-Based Services, Rural Aging

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This study provides information on the development and factor scaling, validity, and reliability of a newly developed community service utilization measure (Older Adult Service Usage Assessment-OASUA). Analyzes indicate the OASUA can be used to assess current perceived community service use and satisfaction, as well as providing an indication for future service use and potential service needs with older persons. Additional data collection sites should be identified and a broader sample obtained so as to confirm the psychometric properties of the instrument in conjunction with further development of the OASUA.

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