Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 1, P44-53 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0016 View full text
Keri L. Rodriguez, Cathleen J. Appelt, Amanda J. Young, Andrea R. Fox

Abstract: To explore perspectives concerning use of a mobile geriatrics unit (MGU) by underserved populations in low-income urban neighborhoods, we recruited 18 elderly African American patients and engaged them in in-depth semistructured interviews. Using grounded theory techniques of constant comparative analysis, we found that most patients learned about the MGU from community members and initially visited it to determine whether it would be worth using in the future. In describing their MGU experiences, patients ten…

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