THE RELATIONSHIP OF PRESCRIPTION RECEIPT AND EXPECTATION OF SICK-ROLE LEGITIMATION BY AMBULATORY VETERANS
This study explored the relationship of attitudes, needs, and health services utilization patterns of elderly veterans who were identified and categorized by their expectation for and receipt of sick-role legitimation. Three prescription types (new, change, renewal) were defined as the operational variables. A population of 676 ambulatory, chronically ill (average age 60 years) veterans were sent a questionnaire (74% response rate). In addition, retrospective medical and prescription record review was performed for a 45% sample of respondents. The results were analyzed using discriminant function and regression analysis. Fewer than 20% of the veterans responding expected to receive more prescriptions than were presently prescribed, whereas over 80% expected refill authorizations. Distinct attitudinal, need, and utilization patterns were identified.
PATRY, ROLAND ALBERT, "THE RELATIONSHIP OF PRESCRIPTION RECEIPT AND EXPECTATION OF SICK-ROLE LEGITIMATION BY AMBULATORY VETERANS" (1984). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI8505178.