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Article: Prevalence, perception, and predictors of advance directives among Hong Kong Chinese: A population-based survey

TitlePrevalence, perception, and predictors of advance directives among Hong Kong Chinese: A population-based survey
Authors
KeywordsAdvance care planning
Advance directives
Chinese
End-of-life
Population-based survey
Issue Date2019
PublisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, v. 16 n. 3, article no. 365 How to Cite?
AbstractAdvance directives (AD) can be used for the communication of healthcare decisions that may be required in the future when individuals have lost their capacity to make such decisions. The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence, perception, and predictors of AD completion in the Hong Kong general population with a diverse culture. Through random-digit dialing, a population-based telephone survey was conducted with participants aged 18 or above. Socio-demographic characteristics, self-perception and health status, prevalence of AD, and perceptions related to AD were assessed. The acceptance on completing AD was measured by the summed score on the level of agreement in making AD. In total, 2002 participants completed the survey, with only 0.5% having made AD. However, the majority of those who had heard about AD had made or intended to make AD (80.2%). Multivariable regression analysis showed that being religious, being optimistic, and agreeing to respect patients’ wishes are independently associated with higher AD acceptance. Being a student is associated with lower AD acceptance. The extremely low completion rate of AD, but high acceptance of AD urges for more active promotion of AD to the public and education on end-of-life care among university students. © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/274042
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2019 Impact Factor: 2.849
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.883
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dc.contributor.authorChan, CCH-
dc.contributor.authorWong, MMH-
dc.contributor.authorChoi, KC-
dc.contributor.authorChan, HYL-
dc.contributor.authorChow, AYM-
dc.contributor.authorLo, RSK-
dc.contributor.authorSham, MMK-
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-18T14:53:53Z-
dc.date.available2019-08-18T14:53:53Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, v. 16 n. 3, article no. 365-
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/274042-
dc.description.abstractAdvance directives (AD) can be used for the communication of healthcare decisions that may be required in the future when individuals have lost their capacity to make such decisions. The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence, perception, and predictors of AD completion in the Hong Kong general population with a diverse culture. Through random-digit dialing, a population-based telephone survey was conducted with participants aged 18 or above. Socio-demographic characteristics, self-perception and health status, prevalence of AD, and perceptions related to AD were assessed. The acceptance on completing AD was measured by the summed score on the level of agreement in making AD. In total, 2002 participants completed the survey, with only 0.5% having made AD. However, the majority of those who had heard about AD had made or intended to make AD (80.2%). Multivariable regression analysis showed that being religious, being optimistic, and agreeing to respect patients’ wishes are independently associated with higher AD acceptance. Being a student is associated with lower AD acceptance. The extremely low completion rate of AD, but high acceptance of AD urges for more active promotion of AD to the public and education on end-of-life care among university students. © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectAdvance care planning-
dc.subjectAdvance directives-
dc.subjectChinese-
dc.subjectEnd-of-life-
dc.subjectPopulation-based survey-
dc.titlePrevalence, perception, and predictors of advance directives among Hong Kong Chinese: A population-based survey-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChow, AYM: chowamy@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChow, AYM=rp00623-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16030365-
dc.identifier.pmid30696082-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85060790554-
dc.identifier.hkuros302217-
dc.identifier.volume16-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 365-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 365-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000459113600071-
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland-

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