Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Supportive Services for Older Persons Program, 1988-1991: [United States] (ICPSR 9946)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
William J. Scanlon, Georgetown University. Center for Health Policy Studies

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09946.v1

Version V1

This data collection was undertaken to evaluate a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded program that provided nontraditional health and health-related services to the elderly. These services included housekeeping, home maintenance/repair, yard work, snow removal, meal preparation/home-delivered meals, health insurance claims assistance, health education, private-duty nursing, and other caregiver services. The collection comprises data from four sources: (1) administrative data collected upon each client's entry into the program (Intake File, Part 1), (2) administrative data describing the services provided to each client (Service Encounter Files, Parts 2-6), (3) data from a survey of the clients of the program (Client Survey, Part 7), and (4) data from a survey of low-income clients of the program who received help from the state Administration on Aging (AOA) (AOA Client Survey, Part 8). The Intake File includes information on living arrangements, household income, date of birth, health status, activity limitations, and whether assistance with household and personal chores was provided by friends, relatives, or organizations. Service Encounter Files contain data on the cost and type of each service rendered by the program. The Client Survey and the AOA Client Survey assess the impact of the program on the quality of clients' lives. Clients were queried regarding their use of program services, the impacts of the services used, and their use of services from alternative suppliers.

Scanlon, William J. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Supportive Services for Older Persons Program, 1988-1991: [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09946.v1

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1988 -- 1991

1988 -- 1991 (Intake File and Service Encounter Files: March 1, 1988-February 28, 1991. Client Survey: January 16, 1991-February 22, 1991. AOA Client Survey: February 13, 1991-February 28, 1991.)

Intake and Service Encounter files: Clients of the Supportive Services Program. Client Survey: Clients of the Supportive Services Program who used program services between March and August 1990. AOA Client Survey: Low-income clients of the Supportive Services Program who used program services between March and August 1990, lived in state authority housing, and received help from the state AOA.

personal interviews and administrative records

event/transaction data, and survey data

1995-10-12

2006-01-12

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 9 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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