Interview and survey methods were utilized to gather information about older adults' information-seeking behavior during the decision-making process as well as regarding the influence of numerous communication contexts on the process and outcome of the decision-making. Personal decision-making networks (n=62) were developed from the data gathered that illustrated communication properties of interest, such as frequency of decision contact, relational quality, and influence on the decision process and outcome. The ties between and influence of the members (targets) in each participant's decision-making network (n=279) were also analyzed according to participants' perception of frequency of decision contact, relational quality, and direction of influence between the members of the network.In general, would you say your health is: 1 2 3 4 5 Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor The following items are about ... current health limit you in moderate activities, such as moving a table, pushing a vacuum cleaner, bowling, or playing golf?
|Title||:||Health-care Decision Making at the Latter End of the Lifespan|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|