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Growing Old in EgyptThe Supply and Demand of Care for Older Persons$
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Thomas Boggatz

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789774164552

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774164552.001.0001

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Care Dependency in the Egyptian Context

Care Dependency in the Egyptian Context

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(p.111) 9 Care Dependency in the Egyptian Context
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Growing Old in Egypt
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Thomas Boggatz

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774164552.003.0010

Care is a response to basic human needs, which are universal. The quantification of such needs, however, depends on how caregivers and care service recipients define the nature of required support through a process of social negotiations embedded in a cultural value system shared by both sides. Care dependency is related to universal needs, but at the same time it is culture-specific. Consequently, an instrument designed to assess care dependency must be appropriate for the cultural environment where it is used. The Care Dependency Scale (CDS) was developed for a European context. This chapter turns to the assessment of care dependency in the Egyptian context. It describes how the cultural adequacy of the CDS for older persons in Egypt was determined.

Keywords:   caregivers, care service recipients, care dependency, Care Dependency Scale, older persons

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