Determinants of COVID-19 testing among late middle-aged and older adults: applying the health belief model

March 25, 2022


  • Na Sun
  • Cassandra L. Hua
  • Xiao Qiua
  • J. Scott Brown

The purpose of this study was to examine correlates of taking a COVID-19 test among late middle-aged and older adults using nationally representative data. Results found that concern about the pandemic was associated with an increase in the likelihood of taking a test among late middle-aged adults. Knowing someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 was associated with taking a test in most age categories. Financial barriers and knowing someone who died of COVID-19 were not associated with taking a test.

Aging and Health Research

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  • Health/Physical Activity