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Using the Revised Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans (ARSMA-II) With Older Adults

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Projections for the year 2030 show that Latinos are expected to make the largest population increase. Cultural values create expectation levels about what will happen to the elderly. Acculturation is a concept that has been studied extensively, yet the relationship between age and acculturation has not been a focus of study. The present study has proposed an alternate way of scoring the ARSMA-II based on receiver operating characteristics. Specifically, this approach looks at participants' responses to two individual items to determine the level of acculturation of the older adults. It is a quicker method and one that could save health care providers a great deal of time as well as help them better understand their clients' level of acculturation; thus, being able to provide the appropriate educational materials.

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Proyecciones para el año 2030 indican que la población de Latinos será la que tendrá el mayor aumento. Los valores culturales crean expectativas sobre qué sucederá con los ancianos. La aculturación es un concepto que se ha estudiado extensivamente, pero la relación entre la edad y la aculturación no ha sido un foco de estudio. Este estudio propone una forma alterna para anotar el ARSMA-II basado en características de funcionamiento del receptor. Específicamente examina las respuestas de los participantes a dos preguntas para determinar el nivel de aculturación de los ancianos. Este es un método más rápido y que podría ahorrar a los proveedores de salud mucho tiempo, así como también les ayudaría a entender de mejor forma el nivel de aculturación de sus clientes, y por lo tanto proporcionarles los materiales educativos apropiados.
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Keywords: ACCULTURATION; CAREGIVING; ETHNICITY; OLDER ADULTS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2010

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