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Soc. Sci. 2014, 3(4), 628-644;

Needs Assessment of an Ethnic Chinese Community in Japan

School of Human Welfare Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University, 1-155 Ichibancho, Uegahara, Nishinomiya 662-8501, Japan
Received: 17 May 2014 / Revised: 14 August 2014 / Accepted: 10 September 2014 / Published: 26 September 2014
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This study is a needs assessment of ethnic Chinese older adults in Japan. The Delphi method was applied to identify the needs addressed by the focus groups. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs model guided the examination of the community’s political, economic and social environment in satisfying the needs of older community members. The needs were matched with a city’s Health, Welfare, and Long-term Care Insurance Program Plan seeking to identify differences between ethnic Chinese and Japanese community members. Most of the needs were similar to those of the Japanese citizens, but there were a few issues related to financial and cultural needs that were unique to the ethnic Chinese group. View Full-Text
Keywords: Chinese; Japan; long-term care insurance; needs assessment; older adults Chinese; Japan; long-term care insurance; needs assessment; older adults
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Chen, L.-M. Needs Assessment of an Ethnic Chinese Community in Japan. Soc. Sci. 2014, 3, 628-644.

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