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Bei Wu

Consulting Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710
311 Trent Drive, Room 1021, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


Dental Caries and Preventive Dental Visits Among Children in the U.S.: The Impact of Race/Ethnicity and Immigration

Journal Article AJPM Focus · August 1, 2024 Introduction: National data on dental caries and dental service use among immigrant children in U.S. are limited. It is not known whether race/ethnicity would interact with immigration status to increase these disparities. Using a nationally representative ... Full text Cite

Oral frailty: a concept analysis.

Journal Article BMC oral health · May 2024 BackgroundOral frailty has become a worldwide problem among older adults. Although researchers have conducted various studies on oral frailty, its definition remains controversial.PurposeTo clarify the concept of oral frailty.Methods< ... Full text Cite

Social participation, subjective well-being, and cognitive function as serial mediators between tooth loss and functional limitations in older Chinese adults.

Journal Article BMC public health · March 2024 BackgroundAlthough tooth loss appears to be related to functional limitations, the mechanisms that underpin this relationship are unknown. We sought to address this knowledge gap by examining a multiple mediation hypothesis whereby tooth loss is p ... Full text Cite

The Association Between Trajectories of Perceived Unmet Needs for Home and Community-Based Services and Life Satisfaction Among Chinese Older Adults: The Moderating Effect of Psychological Resilience.

Journal Article Research on aging · February 2024 This study examined whether trajectories of perceived unmet needs for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) were associated with life satisfaction among Chinese older adults and whether the association was moderated by psychological resilience. Data cam ... Full text Cite

Who Cares for Older Adults? A Cross-National Study of Care Sources for Older Adults With Functional Limitations and Associated Determinants.

Journal Article Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society · February 2024 The study compared care source typologies for older adults in China and the United States. Data from the 2014 U.S. Health and Retirement Study and the 2013 China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study were used. The respondents included community-dwellin ... Full text Cite

Home Health Care and Hospice Use Among Medicare Beneficiaries With and Without a Diagnosis of Dementia.

Journal Article Journal of palliative medicine · February 2024 Background: Home health care is a core benefit of Medicare and Medicaid insurance programs and includes services to improve health, maintain health, or slow health decline. Objective: To examine the relationship between home hea ... Full text Cite

The Moderating Role of Self-Rated Oral Health on the Association Between Oral Health Status and Subjective Well-Being: Findings From Chinese Older Adults in Hawai'i and Taiwan.

Journal Article Research on aging · January 2024 This paper aims to address the research questions of whether individual's oral health status is associated with subjective well-being, as well as if there is possible moderating role of self-rated oral health among two groups of Chinese older adults (≥55 y ... Full text Cite

The informal discussion of advance care planning among Chinese older adults: Do education and social media use matter?

Journal Article Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.) · January 2024 This study aimed to examine and compare the associations between education, social media use, and advance care planning (ACP) discussion among Chinese older adults in mainland China (Wuhan), Taiwan (Taichung), and the United States (Honolulu). Community-dw ... Full text Cite

Care partners experience of an oral health intervention for individuals with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia using behavior change technique: A qualitative study.

Journal Article Geriatr Nurs · 2024 Oral health declines in older adults with cognitive impairment. We aimed to improve oral hygiene outcomes for individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild dementia (MD) by fostering behavior changes among carepartners assisting them. We used qu ... Full text Link to item Cite

AI’s Role in Improving Social Connection and Oral Health for Older Adults: A Synergistic Approach

Journal Article JDR Clinical and Translational Research · January 1, 2024 This commentary explores the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in addressing 2 major challenges in geriatric care: oral health deterioration and social disconnection. The article presents a synergistic approach that harnesses AI to improve oral hea ... Full text Cite

What Matters to Chinese and Korean American Dementia Caregivers: Navigating Cultural Influences in Dementia Care from Caregivers' Perspectives.

Journal Article Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD · January 2024 BackgroundChinese and Korean Americans are among the fastest-growing minority groups in the US but face disparities in income and limited English proficiency, leading to health inequities in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) care. Full text Cite

Dose‒Response Effects of Patient Engagement on Anxiety and Depression in a Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention: Secondary Analysis of a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial and a Clinical Controlled Trial

Journal Article AIDS and Behavior · January 1, 2024 Understanding the dose‒response relationship between patient engagement in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and health outcomes is critical for developing and implementing effective CBT programs. In studies of CBT interventions, patient engagement is mea ... Full text Cite

Interventions for Persons with Young-Onset Dementia and Their Families: A Scoping Review.

Journal Article Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD · January 2024 BackgroundDementia occurring before age 65 is known as young-onset dementia (YOD), with Alzheimer's disease being the most common type. YOD poses unique challenges for persons and families, impacting their working-age years and family responsibili ... Full text Cite

A peer mentoring program for Chinese American dementia caregivers: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Journal Article Aging and Mental Health · January 1, 2024 Objectives: A large gap exists in the development of culturally sensitive interventions to reduce stress related to dementia care among Chinese Americans, one of the fastest growing minority populations in the United States. We developed and pilot tested t ... Full text Cite

Association between perceived risk of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and cognitive function among U.S. older adults.

Journal Article Arch Gerontol Geriatr · December 2023 INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to assess factors associated with the perceived risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) and how the perceived risk of ADRD was related to cognitive function. METHODS: We conducted a retrosp ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Mechanisms of Change in Cognitive Function Domains Among Older Adults in Cognitive Deterioration and Improvement Groups: Evidence From Phenotypic Network Structure.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · December 2023 ObjectiveTo investigate how cognitive function domains change in phenotypic networks in cognitive deterioration and improvement groups.DesignSecondary data analysis.Setting and participantsRespondents in the Aging, Demographics, ... Full text Cite

A longitudinal study of self-report tooth loss impacting functional status among Chinese older adults: Moderated mediation of social relationships and psychological resilience

Journal Article Journal of Dentistry · December 1, 2023 Objectives: This study aimed to discern the longitudinal association between tooth loss and subsequent functional status, specifically investigating the moderated mediation effects of social relationships and psychological resilience. Methods: Data from th ... Full text Cite

Creating a supportive environment for older adults in China --exploring factors associated with the need for home modifications based on a cross-sectional survey in Central China.

Journal Article BMC geriatrics · December 2023 BackgroundA supportive home environment is critical to the safety and quality of life of older adults. Home modification is an effective way to build a supportive home environment for older adults' aging in place. However, there is a lack of knowl ... Full text Cite

Evaluation of Measurement Properties of Supportive Environment Assessment Scales for Dementia Special Care Units: A COSMIN Systematic Review.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · December 2023 ObjectivesTo identify, critically appraise, compare, and summarize the measurement properties of existing instruments that assess the supportive environment of dementia special care units (DSCUs).DesignSystematic review of measurement pro ... Full text Cite

Residential Segregation, Perceived Neighborhood Environment, and All-Cause Mortality Among Community-Dwelling Older Chinese Americans.

Journal Article The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences · December 2023 ObjectivesResidential segregation profoundly affects mental and physical health. However, impacts of residential segregation and other neighborhood characteristics on health among older Asian Americans are not fully understood. This study aimed to ... Full text Cite

Dental Caries and Preventive Dental Visits Among Children in the U.S.: The Impact of Race/Ethnicity and Immigration

Journal Article AJPM Focus · August 1, 2024 Introduction: National data on dental caries and dental service use among immigrant children in U.S. are limited. It is not known whether race/ethnicity would interact with immigration status to increase these disparities. Using a nationally representative ... Full text Cite

Oral frailty: a concept analysis.

Journal Article BMC oral health · May 2024 BackgroundOral frailty has become a worldwide problem among older adults. Although researchers have conducted various studies on oral frailty, its definition remains controversial.PurposeTo clarify the concept of oral frailty.Methods< ... Full text Cite

Social participation, subjective well-being, and cognitive function as serial mediators between tooth loss and functional limitations in older Chinese adults.

Journal Article BMC public health · March 2024 BackgroundAlthough tooth loss appears to be related to functional limitations, the mechanisms that underpin this relationship are unknown. We sought to address this knowledge gap by examining a multiple mediation hypothesis whereby tooth loss is p ... Full text Cite

The Association Between Trajectories of Perceived Unmet Needs for Home and Community-Based Services and Life Satisfaction Among Chinese Older Adults: The Moderating Effect of Psychological Resilience.

Journal Article Research on aging · February 2024 This study examined whether trajectories of perceived unmet needs for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) were associated with life satisfaction among Chinese older adults and whether the association was moderated by psychological resilience. Data cam ... Full text Cite

Who Cares for Older Adults? A Cross-National Study of Care Sources for Older Adults With Functional Limitations and Associated Determinants.

Journal Article Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society · February 2024 The study compared care source typologies for older adults in China and the United States. Data from the 2014 U.S. Health and Retirement Study and the 2013 China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study were used. The respondents included community-dwellin ... Full text Cite

Home Health Care and Hospice Use Among Medicare Beneficiaries With and Without a Diagnosis of Dementia.

Journal Article Journal of palliative medicine · February 2024 Background: Home health care is a core benefit of Medicare and Medicaid insurance programs and includes services to improve health, maintain health, or slow health decline. Objective: To examine the relationship between home hea ... Full text Cite

The Moderating Role of Self-Rated Oral Health on the Association Between Oral Health Status and Subjective Well-Being: Findings From Chinese Older Adults in Hawai'i and Taiwan.

Journal Article Research on aging · January 2024 This paper aims to address the research questions of whether individual's oral health status is associated with subjective well-being, as well as if there is possible moderating role of self-rated oral health among two groups of Chinese older adults (≥55 y ... Full text Cite

The informal discussion of advance care planning among Chinese older adults: Do education and social media use matter?

Journal Article Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.) · January 2024 This study aimed to examine and compare the associations between education, social media use, and advance care planning (ACP) discussion among Chinese older adults in mainland China (Wuhan), Taiwan (Taichung), and the United States (Honolulu). Community-dw ... Full text Cite

Care partners experience of an oral health intervention for individuals with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia using behavior change technique: A qualitative study.

Journal Article Geriatr Nurs · 2024 Oral health declines in older adults with cognitive impairment. We aimed to improve oral hygiene outcomes for individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild dementia (MD) by fostering behavior changes among carepartners assisting them. We used qu ... Full text Link to item Cite

AI’s Role in Improving Social Connection and Oral Health for Older Adults: A Synergistic Approach

Journal Article JDR Clinical and Translational Research · January 1, 2024 This commentary explores the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in addressing 2 major challenges in geriatric care: oral health deterioration and social disconnection. The article presents a synergistic approach that harnesses AI to improve oral hea ... Full text Cite

What Matters to Chinese and Korean American Dementia Caregivers: Navigating Cultural Influences in Dementia Care from Caregivers' Perspectives.

Journal Article Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD · January 2024 BackgroundChinese and Korean Americans are among the fastest-growing minority groups in the US but face disparities in income and limited English proficiency, leading to health inequities in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) care. Full text Cite

Dose‒Response Effects of Patient Engagement on Anxiety and Depression in a Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention: Secondary Analysis of a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial and a Clinical Controlled Trial

Journal Article AIDS and Behavior · January 1, 2024 Understanding the dose‒response relationship between patient engagement in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and health outcomes is critical for developing and implementing effective CBT programs. In studies of CBT interventions, patient engagement is mea ... Full text Cite

Interventions for Persons with Young-Onset Dementia and Their Families: A Scoping Review.

Journal Article Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD · January 2024 BackgroundDementia occurring before age 65 is known as young-onset dementia (YOD), with Alzheimer's disease being the most common type. YOD poses unique challenges for persons and families, impacting their working-age years and family responsibili ... Full text Cite

A peer mentoring program for Chinese American dementia caregivers: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Journal Article Aging and Mental Health · January 1, 2024 Objectives: A large gap exists in the development of culturally sensitive interventions to reduce stress related to dementia care among Chinese Americans, one of the fastest growing minority populations in the United States. We developed and pilot tested t ... Full text Cite

Association between perceived risk of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and cognitive function among U.S. older adults.

Journal Article Arch Gerontol Geriatr · December 2023 INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to assess factors associated with the perceived risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) and how the perceived risk of ADRD was related to cognitive function. METHODS: We conducted a retrosp ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Mechanisms of Change in Cognitive Function Domains Among Older Adults in Cognitive Deterioration and Improvement Groups: Evidence From Phenotypic Network Structure.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · December 2023 ObjectiveTo investigate how cognitive function domains change in phenotypic networks in cognitive deterioration and improvement groups.DesignSecondary data analysis.Setting and participantsRespondents in the Aging, Demographics, ... Full text Cite

A longitudinal study of self-report tooth loss impacting functional status among Chinese older adults: Moderated mediation of social relationships and psychological resilience

Journal Article Journal of Dentistry · December 1, 2023 Objectives: This study aimed to discern the longitudinal association between tooth loss and subsequent functional status, specifically investigating the moderated mediation effects of social relationships and psychological resilience. Methods: Data from th ... Full text Cite

Creating a supportive environment for older adults in China --exploring factors associated with the need for home modifications based on a cross-sectional survey in Central China.

Journal Article BMC geriatrics · December 2023 BackgroundA supportive home environment is critical to the safety and quality of life of older adults. Home modification is an effective way to build a supportive home environment for older adults' aging in place. However, there is a lack of knowl ... Full text Cite

Evaluation of Measurement Properties of Supportive Environment Assessment Scales for Dementia Special Care Units: A COSMIN Systematic Review.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · December 2023 ObjectivesTo identify, critically appraise, compare, and summarize the measurement properties of existing instruments that assess the supportive environment of dementia special care units (DSCUs).DesignSystematic review of measurement pro ... Full text Cite

Residential Segregation, Perceived Neighborhood Environment, and All-Cause Mortality Among Community-Dwelling Older Chinese Americans.

Journal Article The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences · December 2023 ObjectivesResidential segregation profoundly affects mental and physical health. However, impacts of residential segregation and other neighborhood characteristics on health among older Asian Americans are not fully understood. This study aimed to ... Full text Cite

Lived experiences of maintaining self-identity among persons living with young-onset dementia: A qualitative meta-synthesis.

Journal Article Dementia (London, England) · November 2023 BackgroundThe self-identity of persons with young-onset dementia (YOD) is affected by the disease progression. However, the lived experience of maintaining self-identity along the disease trajectory is understudied. This meta-synthesis integrated ... Full text Cite

Technology-Based Interventions to Address Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Informal Dementia Caregivers: A Scoping Review.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · November 2023 ObjectiveSocial isolation and loneliness are major public health concerns. Informal dementia caregivers are particularly vulnerable, as many are older adults themselves and at elevated risk of adverse mental and physical health outcomes. Technolog ... Full text Cite

Prevalence and incidence of mild cognitive impairment in adults with diabetes in the United States.

Journal Article Diabetes research and clinical practice · November 2023 BackgroundLimited evidence exists about the prevalence and incidence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in individuals with diabetes in the U.S. We aimed to address such knowledge gaps using a nationally representative study dataset.Method Full text Cite

Family functioning and patients' depressive symptoms: comparison in perceived family function between patients who had an acute ischaemic stroke and their primary family caregivers - a cross-sectional study.

Journal Article BMJ open · November 2023 ObjectivesThis study aims to compare perceived family functioning between Chinese patients who had an acute ischaemic stroke (AIS) and family caregivers, and explore the association between family functioning and patients' depressive symptoms. ... Full text Cite

Geroscience: Aging and Oral Health Research.

Journal Article Advances in dental research · November 2023 Research in aging has significantly advanced; scientists are now able to identify interventions that slow the biologic aging processes (i.e., the "hallmarks of aging"), thus delaying the onset and progression of multiple diseases, including oral conditions ... Full text Cite

Health Behavior Patterns and Associated Risk of Memory-Related Disorders Among Middle-Aged and Older Chinese Couples.

Journal Article Research on aging · October 2023 Objectives: Studies on the interdependence of couples' health behaviors and subsequent cognitive outcomes remain limited. Methods: Longitudinal data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (2011-2018) were used (N = 186 ... Full text Cite

Environmental and structural factors driving poor quality of care: An examination of nursing homes serving Black residents.

Journal Article Journal of the American Geriatrics Society · October 2023 BackgroundPoor quality of care in nursing homes (NHs) with high proportions of Black residents has been a problem in the US and even more pronounced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal and state agencies are devoting attention to identifying the ... Full text Cite

Age and Sex Differences in the Associations Among Socioeconomic Status, Affective Reactivity to Daily Stressors, and Physical Health in the MIDUS Study.

Journal Article Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine · October 2023 BackgroundLow socioeconomic status (SES) is robustly associated with increased risks of morbidity and mortality. Affective reactivity to daily stressors has been proposed to be a mediator for this association. However, few longitudinal studies hav ... Full text Cite

Social Isolation, Sleep Disturbance, and Cognitive Functioning (HRS): A Longitudinal Mediation Study.

Journal Article The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences · October 2023 BackgroundSocial isolation is prevalent and associated with dementia, yet the directionality and mechanisms are less understood. This study examined the association between social isolation and cognitive functioning and explored the mediating role ... Full text Cite

Association between tooth loss and frailty among Chinese older adults: the mediating role of dietary diversity.

Journal Article BMC geriatrics · October 2023 BackgroundThis study aimed to examine the association between tooth loss and frailty among Chinese older adults and the mediating role of dietary diversity in this association.MethodsData from five waves of the Chinese Longitudinal Health ... Full text Cite

Corrigendum to “Effects of a symptom management intervention based on group sessions combined with a mobile health application for persons living with HIV in China: A randomized controlled trial” [Int J Nurs Sci 8 (2021) 370–379, (S235201322100079X), (10.1016/j.ijnss.2021.07.002)]

Journal Article International Journal of Nursing Sciences · October 1, 2023 The authors regret that the clinical trial registration number appear incorrectly due to their unintentional mistake, which matched another of their clinical trial project. The correct registration number is (ChiCTR2000039097). The authors would like to ap ... Full text Cite

Existing Datasets to Study the Impact of Internal Migration on Caregiving Arrangements among Older Adults in China.

Journal Article J Aging Soc Policy · September 3, 2023 Massive rural-to-urban migration in China has a significant impact on informal caregiving arrangements among Chinese older adults. To stimulate research on the intersection of migration and caregiving, we conducted an inventory of longitudinal aging survey ... Full text Link to item Cite

Effects of Care Arrangement on the Age of Institutionalization among Community-dwelling Chinese Older Adults.

Journal Article Journal of aging & social policy · September 2023 Early and unnecessary institutionalization of older adults can be a heavy burden on the country and taxpayers. It is crucial to understand factors impacting the age of institutionalization of older adults in China. This study examined care arrangements of ... Full text Cite

Investigating oral health-related quality of life in patients with ischaemic stroke in China.

Journal Article Gerodontology · September 2023 ObjectiveThe objective of the study was to explore factors associated with oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in patients with ischaemic stroke in China, guided by the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) and Andersen's oral health outcome ... Full text Cite

Longitudinal relationships in the psychopathology of depressive symptoms in middle-aged and older adults in China.

Journal Article Aging & mental health · September 2023 ObjectivesTo develop symptom networks and examine the longitudinal relationships of depressive symptoms among middle-aged and older adults in China.MethodThis study used three-wave data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal St ... Full text Cite

Longitudinal associations between social relationships and cognitive function among Chinese older adults: The mediating role of healthy lifestyles.

Journal Article Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.) · September 2023 BackgroundWe aimed to explore whether social relationships and cognitive function were reciprocally related and whether healthy lifestyles mediate their association.MethodsThis study included 3372 Chinese adults from the years 2014-2018 w ... Full text Cite

Impact of Illness Perceptions on Poststroke Activity Engagement and the Moderating Role of Gender.

Journal Article The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association · September 2023 ImportanceBeyond existing knowledge of demographic and performance skill factors, establishing relationships between poststroke activity engagement and illness perceptions sets the stage for the development of more effective intervention strategie ... Full text Cite

Association Between Types of Loneliness and Risks of Functional Disability in Older Men and Women: A Prospective Analysis.

Journal Article The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry · August 2023 ObjectiveTo examine the association between types of loneliness (transient, incident, and chronic) and the risk of functional disability.MethodsData were from the Health and Retirement Study 2006/2008-2016/2018. A total of 7,148 adults ag ... Full text Cite

Age differences in the effects of multi-component periodontal treatments on oral and metabolic health among people with diabetes mellitus: A meta-epidemiological study.

Journal Article Journal of dentistry · August 2023 ObjectiveTo explore the age differences in the effects of multi-component periodontal treatments on oral and metabolic indicators among individuals with periodontitis and diabetes.DataTrials reporting the effects of multi-component period ... Full text Cite

Diabetes, Edentulism, and Cognitive Decline: A 12-Year Prospective Analysis.

Journal Article J Dent Res · July 2023 Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a recognized risk factor for dementia, and increasing evidence shows that tooth loss is associated with cognitive impairment and dementia. However, the effect of the co-occurrence of DM and edentulism on cognitive decline is under ... Full text Link to item Cite

Associations of social isolation and loneliness with the onset of insomnia symptoms among middle-aged and older adults in the United States: A population-based cohort study.

Journal Article Psychiatry research · July 2023 There is an inconsistent conclusion regarding the relationship of social isolation and loneliness with poor sleep. We investigated the associations of social isolation and loneliness with new-onset insomnia symptoms in a nationally-representative sample of ... Full text Cite

Factors of Dental Care Utilization in Foreign-Born Older Chinese Americans.

Journal Article Journal of dental research · July 2023 Good oral health is essential for healthy aging. Regular dental care utilization is instrumental to good oral health. Older immigrants tend to experience poorer oral health and less dental care use as compared with their native-born counterparts in the hos ... Full text Cite

Aging and Oral Health: Biological and Sociobehavioral Perspectives.

Journal Article Journal of dental research · July 2023 As the life expectancy and growth of the aging population increase globally, efforts to promote healthy longevity become more important. Holistic policy guidelines and actions have been designed to advocate and fortify healthy aging at multiple levels. Ora ... Full text Cite

Worry about old-age support: Chinese rural bachelors’ perspective

Journal Article Current Psychology · June 1, 2023 China’s gender imbalance has led to severe bachelorhood for decades. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between potential availability of family support and worry about old-age support for themselves and their parents from the perspec ... Full text Cite

Tooth Loss, Periodontal Disease, and Mild Cognitive Impairment Among Hispanic/Latino Immigrants: The Moderating Effects of Age at Immigration.

Journal Article The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences · June 2023 BackgroundThe objectives were to assess (a) the association between poor oral health and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in Hispanic/Latino immigrants and (b) potential modification effects on this association by age at immigration.Methods Full text Cite

Warning Signs of Acute Infectious Disease-Related Illness in Persons Living With Dementia: Perspectives of Primary Care Providers, Adult Day Service Center Staff, and Family Care Partners.

Journal Article Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services · May 2023 In the current study, we conducted one-on-one interviews with primary care providers (PCPs) and family care partners (FCPs) and held focus groups with interdisciplinary adult day service center (ADSC) staff to understand the perspectives of care providers ... Full text Cite

Social isolation, loneliness and accelerated tooth loss among Chinese older adults: A longitudinal study.

Journal Article Community dentistry and oral epidemiology · April 2023 ObjectiveSocial isolation and loneliness have been linked to numerous determinants of health and well-being. However, the effects of social isolation and loneliness on oral health remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect ... Full text Cite

Differences in the oral health status in hospitalised stroke patients according to swallowing function: A cross-sectional study.

Journal Article Journal of clinical nursing · April 2023 BackgroundDysphagia is one of the common complications caused by stroke, leading to poor oral health. Oral health is often neglected after stroke by clinical care providers and the patients. Identifying the status of oral health in hospitalised st ... Full text Cite

Experiences of discrimination and oral health-related quality of life among foreign-born older Chinese Americans: Does resilience play a mediating role?

Journal Article Community dentistry and oral epidemiology · April 2023 ObjectivesIt is well-established that racial discrimination influences quality of life, but there is scarce evidence about how racial discrimination affects oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). Furthermore, the pathways linking racial dis ... Full text Cite

Investigating the causal effect of cognition on the self-reported loss of functional dentition using marginal structural models: The Panel on Health and Ageing of Singaporean Elderly study.

Journal Article Journal of clinical periodontology · April 2023 AimTo assess the effect of cognition on the loss of functional dentition.Materials and methodsWe used data from the three waves of the Panel on Health and Ageing of Singaporean Elderly study (n = 4990 at baseline, 774 complete cases analy ... Full text Cite

Instrumental support primarily provided by adult children and trajectories of depressive symptoms among older adults with disabilities in rural China.

Journal Article Aging & mental health · March 2023 ObjectivesThis study aimed to examine the trajectories of depressive symptoms over a 5-year period in a sample of community-dwelling older adults with disabilities in rural China, and the association between duration of instrumental support primar ... Full text Cite

Sex differences in the mediating role of chronic inflammation on the association between social isolation and cognitive functioning among older adults in the United States.

Journal Article Psychoneuroendocrinology · March 2023 BackgroundPrevious research has reported the association between social isolation and cognitive impairment. However, biological mechanisms underlying this association are understudied. It is also unclear whether there are sex differences in these ... Full text Cite

Experiences and needs of older adults at different stages of cerebral infarction based on trajectory theory-A qualitative study.

Journal Article Nursing open · March 2023 BackgroundIn recent years, stroke has become the second leading cause of death worldwide, and the incidence and mortality of ischemic stroke have increased significantly. This study mainly aimed to explore the experiences and needs of older adults ... Full text Cite

Children's Divorce and their Financial Support to Older Parents in Rural China.

Journal Article Research on aging · February 2023 This study examined how adult children's divorce affected their financial support to older parents in rural China and how that relationship was dependent on children's gender. The sample was from rural Anhui Province and the working sample included 1629 ol ... Full text Cite

"The Sun Came Up Because You Got Here…": A Qualitative Exploration of Person-Centered Care Strategies Used by Adult Day Care Centers to Manage Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia.

Journal Article Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society · February 2023 In order to reduce care partner strain and support aging in place for people living with Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias (AD/ADRD), adult day centers (ADCs) must manage behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). ... Full text Cite

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Oral Health Conditions Among Middle-aged and Older Chinese Adults: Exploring the Moderating Roles of Education and Gender.

Journal Article Research on aging · February 2023 This study aims to examine whether adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with oral health conditions (denture use, difficulty in chewing, and edentulism) among middle-aged and older adults in China and if gender and adulthood education modera ... Full text Cite

Quality of death among older adults in China: The role of medical expenditure and timely medical treatment

Journal Article Journal of Aging and Social Policy · January 1, 2023 Medical expenses in the last year of life consume a large portion of healthcare expenditures, yet little is known about the relationship between medical expenditures in the last year of life and quality of death. Few empirical studies have investigated the ... Full text Cite

The Association between Intergenerational Support and Self-Rated Health among Chinese Older Adults: Do Resilience and Gender Matter?

Journal Article Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society · January 2023 This study aims to examine the association between intergenerational support and self-rated health (SRH) levels using data collected from Chinese older adults residing in Honolulu, United States (N = 329). We also investigated the mediating role of ... Full text Cite

Domestic Helpers as Frontline Workers in Home-Based Long-Term Care in China: Opportunities and Challenges

Journal Article Journal of Aging and Social Policy · January 1, 2023 Domestic helpers (also called baomu or jiazhengfuwuyuan in Chinese) enter personal residences to provide care and services. This study explored challenges and opportunities facing the long-term care (LTC) domestic service in urban China from the perspectiv ... Full text Cite

Quality of care in home health agencies with and without accreditation: a cohort study.

Journal Article Home health care services quarterly · January 2023 While home health agencies (HHAs) can seek accreditation to recognize their quality of service, it is unknown whether agencies with accreditation perform better in providing care than those without accreditation. Using 5-year data from national data source ... Full text Cite

Poststroke activity engagement in community dwellers: Association with illness perceptions and perceived environment.

Journal Article Clinical rehabilitation · January 2023 ObjectivesTo investigate whether individuals' poststroke activity engagement is associated with their perceptions of stroke, as well as their perceptions of physical and social environment.DesignCross-sectional study.SettingParti ... Full text Cite

Age and Mental Health Symptoms Among Chinese Persons With HIV: The Mediating and Moderating Role of Perceived Discrimination.

Journal Article The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC · January 2023 AbstractThe association between age and mental health symptoms among persons with HIV (PWH) is inconsistent, and little is known about the mediators and moderators of this association. This study aimed to examine the association between age and me ... Full text Cite

Perceived social cohesion and depressive symptoms among internal migrants in China: The mediating role of social adaptation.

Journal Article Frontiers in public health · January 2023 BackgroundInternal migrants are exposed to higher risks of depressive symptoms due to migration-related stress. It has been recognized that perceived neighborhood social cohesion has direct and indirect associations with depressive symptoms. Howev ... Full text Cite

China’s Ambitious Policy Experiment with Social Long-Term Care Insurance: Promises, Challenges, and Prospects

Journal Article Journal of Aging and Social Policy · January 1, 2023 In 2016, China launched long-term care insurance (LTCI) pilot programs in 15 cities across the country. In this Commentary, we provide an overview of these pilots regarding the target insured population, sources of financing, beneficiary eligibility criter ... Full text Cite

Embracing Challenges for Population Aging in China: Building Scientific Evidence to Inform Long-Term Care Policymaking and Practice

Journal Article Journal of Aging and Social Policy · January 1, 2023 In China, rapid aging of the population is driving up demand for healthcare and long-term care services for older adults. This special issue of the Journal of Aging & Social Policy features a collection of studies that provided timely analyses and fresh in ... Full text Cite

Dyadic analysis of illness perceptions among individuals with stroke and their caregivers: effects on activity engagement in community living

Journal Article Disability and Rehabilitation · January 1, 2023 Purpose: To explore the relationship between activity engagement and dyadic illness perceptions of community-dwelling individuals with stroke and their caregivers. Methods: We performed a secondary analysis on a cross-sectional study encompassing eight reh ... Full text Cite

Prevalence and determinants of food insecurity during the 2022 COVID-19 related lockdown in Shanghai.

Journal Article Global public health · January 2023 The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has led to increased food insecurity levels. This cross-sectional study examines the prevalence and determinants of food insecurity during the two-month (1 April to 1 June 2022) city-wide lockdown in Shanghai. The data w ... Full text Cite

Mental health and cognitive function among medical students after the COVID-19 pandemic in China.

Journal Article Frontiers in public health · January 2023 BackgroundChinese people experienced a nationwide coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic after the adjustment of epidemic response policies from December 2022 to January 2023. This study aims to explore the prevalence of mental and cognitive ... Full text Cite

Hukou Status and Cognitive Function Among Older Chinese Adults: Does Support from Friends Matter?

Journal Article Journal of Aging and Health · January 1, 2023 Objectives: This study examined whether older Chinese adults with different types of hukou status (government household registration system) exhibited different cognitive outcomes and whether receiving support from friends, an under-appreciated resource, h ... Full text Cite

Rehabilitation effect of intelligent rehabilitation training system on hemiplegic limb spasms after stroke

Journal Article Open Life Sciences · January 1, 2023 This article aimed to explore the rehabilitation efficacy of intelligent rehabilitation training systems in hemiplegic limb spasms after stroke and provided more theoretical basis for the application of intelligent rehabilitation systems in the rehabilitat ... Full text Cite

Comparing the Experiences of Participants With Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild Dementia During an Oral Health Intervention.

Journal Article Innov Aging · 2023 BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cognitive impairment is associated with poor oral health outcomes. Oral hygiene tasks are an essential target of interventions aiming to improve oral health for older adults with cognitive impairment. We aimed to examine whether ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association Between Types of Family Support and Glycemic Control for Adults With Cognitive Impairment

Journal Article Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine · January 1, 2023 Background: Family support is important in assisting with diabetes self-management for individuals with cognitive impairment, but what types of family support are most effective remain unknown. Objectives: We aimed to examine the association between the ty ... Full text Cite

Orofacial pain among Chinese older adults in the last year of life.

Journal Article Gerodontology · December 2022 ObjectiveTo examine the prevalence of orofacial pain and associated factors in Chinese older adults at the end of life.MethodsThis cross-sectional study included 1646 participants (65 years or older) in their last year of life from the Ch ... Full text Cite

Decision Aid Interventions for Family Caregivers of Persons With Advanced Dementia in Decision-Making About Feeding Options: A Scoping Review.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · December 2022 ObjectivesWe provided an overview of the literature on decision aid interventions for family caregivers of older adults with advanced dementia regarding decision making about tube feeding. We synthesized (1) the use of theory during the developmen ... Full text Cite

Chinese American Caregivers’ Attitudes Toward Tube Feeding for Persons with Dementia — USA, 2021–2022

Journal Article China CDC Weekly · November 25, 2022 What is already known about this topic? Little is known about Chinese American dementia caregivers’ attitudes toward tube feeding. What is added by this report? To address this knowledge gap, the paper seeks to characterize participants’ attitudes toward t ... Full text Cite

Gendered leisure time-use and its impact on cognitive function among older adults in rural China

Journal Article Ageing and Society · November 18, 2022 Increasing evidence has shown that an active, socially engaged lifestyle in leisure time might protect older adults against the decline of cognitive function. It remains unclear, however, which types of leisure activities are more beneficial to maintain co ... Full text Cite

A Profile of Black and Latino Older Adults Receiving Care in Nursing Homes: 2011-2017.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · November 2022 ObjectiveTo identify if disparate trends in the access and use of nursing home (NH) services among Black and Latino older adults compared with White older adults persist. Access was operationalized as the NHs that served Black, Latino, and White r ... Full text Cite

Association between frailty and cognitive function in older Chinese people: A moderated mediation of social relationships and depressive symptoms.

Journal Article Journal of affective disorders · November 2022 BackgroundTo date, few studies have focused on examining either the direct or indirect effect of physical frailty on cognitive impairment. This study aimed to investigate the moderating effects of social relationships, including their individual c ... Full text Cite

Association Between Social Determinants of Health and Glycemic Control Among African American People with Type 2 diabetes: The Jackson Heart Study.

Journal Article Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine · November 2022 BackgroundSocial determinants of health have a significant impact on health outcomes. However, the complexity and interaction of multiple factors influencing glycemic control remain understudied.PurposeThis study examined associations of ... Full text Cite

Linguistic Adaptation and Cognitive Function in Older Chinese and Korean Immigrants in the United States: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Journal Article Journal of aging and health · October 2022 ObjectivesTo examine the cross-sectional association of linguistic adaptation with cognitive function, as well as its interactions with sociodemographic and health profiles in older Chinese and Korean immigrants in the U.S.MethodsUsing ha ... Full text Cite

International migration and its influence on health.

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Public Discourse and Sentiment Toward Dementia on Chinese Social Media: Machine Learning Analysis of Weibo Posts.

Journal Article Journal of medical Internet research · September 2022 BackgroundDementia is a global public health priority due to rapid growth of the aging population. As China has the world's largest population with dementia, this debilitating disease has created tremendous challenges for older adults, family care ... Full text Cite

Prediction of physical functioning and general health status trajectories on mortality among persons with cognitive impairment.

Journal Article BMC geriatrics · September 2022 BackgroundThe concern posed by the confluence of aging and cognitive impairment is growing in importance as the U.S. population rapidly ages. As such, we sought to examine the predictive power of physical functioning (PF) and general health status ... Full text Cite

Family type and cognitive function in older Chinese Americans: acculturation as a moderator.

Journal Article Aging & mental health · August 2022 ObjectivesAcculturation to the mainstream culture and the settlement contexts could shape cognitive function of older immigrants. Guided by ecological theory, this study examines the interaction effect between individual acculturation and ecology ... Full text Cite

Social capital, perceived neighborhood environment, and depressive symptoms among older adults in rural China: the role of self-rated health.

Journal Article International psychogeriatrics · August 2022 ObjectivesThis study examined the relationships between social capital, perceived neighborhood environment, and depressive symptoms among older adults living in rural China, and the moderating effect of self-rated health (SRH) in these relationshi ... Full text Cite

Oral Health, Diabetes, and Inflammation: Effects of Oral Hygiene Behaviour.

Journal Article Int Dent J · August 2022 INTRODUCTION: The aim of this research was to assess the association between inflammation and oral health and diabetes, as well as the mediating role of oral hygiene practice in this association. METHODS: Data were from the 2009-2010 National Health and Nu ... Full text Link to item Cite

Trajectories of General Health Status and Depressive Symptoms Among Persons With Cognitive Impairment in the United States.

Journal Article Journal of aging and health · August 2022 ObjectivesTo identify and examine heterogeneous trajectories of general health status (GHS) and depressive symptoms (DS) among persons with cognitive impairment (PCIs). Methods: We use group-based trajectory models to study 2361 PCIs for GHS and 192 ... Full text Cite

Social isolation and psychological well-being among older Chinese Americans: Does resilience mediate the association?

Journal Article International journal of geriatric psychiatry · August 2022 ObjectivesSocial isolation imposes risks to an individual's psychological well-being. However, few studies have examined the role of resilience on these associations among older Chinese Americans, the fastest-growing aging population across all ra ... Full text Cite

Identifying subtypes of HIV/AIDS-related symptoms in China using latent profile analysis and symptom networks.

Journal Article Scientific reports · August 2022 The identification of subgroups of people living with HIV in China based on the severity of symptom clusters and individual symptoms is crucial to determine group-specific symptom management strategies. Participants reported 27 highly prevalent HIV/AIDS-re ... Full text Cite

Use of tangible, educational and psychological support services among Chinese American dementia caregivers.

Journal Article Dementia (London, England) · August 2022 Background and objectivesThough many studies have examined the service utilization of dementia caregivers, there is limited empirical evidence from Asian Americans in this field. Guided by Andersen's behavioral model of health services use, we aim ... Full text Cite

Health behaviors and tooth retention among older adults in China: findings from the 4th Chinese national oral health survey.

Journal Article BMC oral health · July 2022 BackgroundThis study aimed to examine the association between oral health behaviors and tooth retention among Chinese older adults.MethodsData were used from the 4th Chinese National Oral Health Survey, a nationally representative sample. ... Full text Cite

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Getting COVID-19 Vaccine: Do Age, Gender, and Education Matter?

Journal Article Health Equity · July 1, 2022 Objectives: COVID-19 disproportionately affects racial/ethnic minorities and vaccine can help mitigate infection and transition, decrease rate of hospitalization, lower mortality rate, and control the pandemic. This study aims to examine disparities in COV ... Full text Cite

Hospice Care Preferences and Its Associated Factors among Community-Dwelling Residents in China.

Journal Article International journal of environmental research and public health · July 2022 Hospice care is a comprehensive approach addressing patients' physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs at the end of life (EoL). Despite the recognition of its effectiveness in improving the quality of EoL care, little is known about hospice care in mai ... Full text Cite

Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of a care partner assisted intervention to improve oral health of individuals with mild dementia.

Journal Article BMJ Open · June 22, 2022 INTRODUCTION: Individuals with mild dementia are at high risk of poor oral health outcomes. To address this issue, we describe an intervention to teach care partners skills to guide individuals with mild dementia in proper oral hygiene techniques and provi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Which wound cuts deeper: loss of an only child or loss of a spouse? An examination of bereavement in older adults within a Chinese cultural context.

Journal Article Aging & mental health · June 2022 ObjectivesThis study aimed to examine whether the loss of spouse had similar impacts on psychological well-being as the loss of the only child, and whether the presence of one mitigated the absence of the other.MethodsWe used data from a ... Full text Cite

Assessing psychological symptom networks related to HIV-positive duration among people living with HIV: a network analysis.

Journal Article AIDS care · June 2022 This study aims to explore and visualize relationships among multiple psychological symptoms among people living with HIV (PLWH) with different HIV-positive durations and to compare centrality indices and densities of psychological symptom networks. We use ... Full text Cite

Trajectories of physical functioning among US adults with cognitive impairment.

Journal Article Age and ageing · June 2022 Backgroundphysical functioning impairment is common among persons with cognitive impairment, but little is known about physical functioning trajectories across the US population or how trajectories may differ among persons with dementia and mild c ... Full text Cite

Association between cognitive functioning and active life engagement: A time-use study of older adults in rural China

Journal Article International Journal of Population Studies · May 30, 2022 This study aimed to examine the pattern of active life engagement and the association between cognitive functioning and active life engagement among older adults in rural China. Two waves of panel data with the previous day’s activities in a time-use surve ... Full text Cite

Is Living in an Ethnic Enclave Associated With Cognitive Function? Results From the Population Study of Chinese Elderly (PINE) in Chicago.

Journal Article The Gerontologist · May 2022 Background and objectivesEthnic enclaves provide pivotal coping resources for immigrants, having important implications for cognitive health. This study examined the association between living in an ethnic enclave (i.e., Chinatown) and cognition, ... Full text Cite

Caregiver burden and its associated factors among family caregivers of persons with dementia in Shanghai, China: a cross-sectional study.

Journal Article BMJ open · May 2022 ObjectiveTo assess the level of caregiver burden and factors associated with it among family caregivers of persons with dementia (PWD) living in communities of Shanghai, China.DesignCross-sectional study.SettingCommunities in Hon ... Full text Cite

A Social Media–Based Diabetes Intervention for Low-Income Mandarin-Speaking Chinese Immigrants in the United States: Feasibility Study

Journal Article JMIR Formative Research · May 1, 2022 Background: Chinese immigrants bear a high diabetes burden and face significant barriers to accessing diabetes self-management education (DSME) and counseling programs. Objective: The goal of this study was to examine the feasibility and acceptability and ... Full text Cite

Assessing the Sustainability of Long-Term Care Insurance Systems Based on a Policy-Population-Economy Complex System: The Case Study of China.

Journal Article International journal of environmental research and public health · May 2022 Although China launched long-term care insurance (LTCI) pilot program in 2016, there are great challenges associated with developing a sustainable LTCI system due to limited financial resources and a rapid increase in the aging population. This study const ... Full text Cite

Quality of Life and Its Influencing Factors Among Centenarians in Nanjing, China: A Cross-Sectional Study

Journal Article Social Indicators Research · April 1, 2022 As centenarians are the most vulnerable social group among older adults, their quality of life (QoL) is of great significance for the realization of healthy aging and a harmonious society. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to propose a multidim ... Full text Cite

Disparities in Dental Service Use among Adult Populations in the United States.

Journal Article JDR clinical and translational research · April 2022 ObjectivesThis article aims to examine the disparities in dental service utilization among 3 age groups: younger adults (20-49 y), middle-aged adults (50-64 y), and older adults (65+ y), among Whites, Hispanics, Blacks, Asians, American Indians or ... Full text Cite

Art Attendance and Change in Cognitive Function Among U.S. Community-Dwelling Chinese Older Adults.

Journal Article Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society · April 2022 Engaging in leisure activities that are cognitively simulating and enjoyable may be protective against cognitive decline in older adults; yet, few studies have examined this topic. We used two waves of data from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly and ... Full text Cite

Perceived Neighborhood Conditions, Self-Management Abilities, and Psychological Well-Being Among Chinese Older Adults in Hawai'i.

Journal Article Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society · April 2022 Using survey data collected from January to September 2018 (N = 430), this study examined how neighborhood physical conditions and social cohesion were associated with psychological well-being via pathway of self-management abilities among Chinese o ... Full text Cite

A qualitative analysis of communication workflows between adult day service centers and primary care providers.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA · April 2022 ObjectivesOur study documented communication workflows across adult day care centers (ADCs) and primary care providers (PCPs) around complex needs of persons living with dementia (PLWD). We also identified barriers and facilitators to productive c ... Full text Cite

Perceived neighborhood environment, social capital and life satisfaction among older adults in Shanghai, China.

Journal Article Scientific reports · April 2022 This study examined the mediator role of social capital on the association between perceived neighborhood environment and life satisfaction among older adults in urban China, and further tested the moderating effect of gender in the above paths (i.e., from ... Full text Cite

An mHealth Intervention to Improve Medication Adherence and Health Outcomes Among Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: Randomized Controlled Trial.

Journal Article Journal of medical Internet research · March 2022 BackgroundThe treatment of many chronic illnesses involves long-term pharmaceutical therapy, but it is an ongoing challenge to find effective ways to improve medication adherence to promote good health outcomes. Cardioprotective medications can pr ... Full text Cite

Acculturation and Subsequent Oral Health Problems Among Foreign-Born Older Chinese Americans: Does Neighborhood Disorder Matter?

Journal Article Research on aging · March 2022 ObjectivesTo investigate the relationship between acculturation and subsequent oral health problems in older Chinese Americans and to further test the moderating role of neighborhood disorder in such a relationship.MethodsThe working samp ... Full text Cite

Does Elevated Alcohol Consumption Delay the Diagnostic Assessment of Cognitive Impairment among Older Adults?

Journal Article Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra · February 7, 2022 Introduction: The time from symptom debut to assessment of cognitive impairment (TSA) is usually substantial, and many factors can influence the length of this interval. Our objective was to discern whether elevated alcohol consumption is associated with T ... Full text Cite

Findings of Sequential Pilot Trials of Aliviado Dementia Care to Inform an Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trial.

Journal Article The Gerontologist · February 2022 Background and objectivesMany investigators of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) are unfamiliar with the embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCTs) and the indispensable pilot phase preceding ePCTs. This paper provides a much-nee ... Full text Cite

Factors Associated with Death Anxiety Among Rural Chinese Older Adults: The Terror Management Perspective.

Journal Article Research on aging · January 2022 ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to examine how the factors suggested by the Terror Management Theory are associated with death anxiety among rural Chinese older adults.MethodData were derived from a longitudinal survey of older adults ... Full text Cite

Adverse childhood experiences in relation to comorbid cardiovascular diseases and diabetes among middle-aged and old adults in China.

Journal Article Geriatrics & gerontology international · January 2022 AimTo examine whether various aspects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with comorbid cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and diabetes among middle-aged and old adults in China.MethodsUsing the 2018 China Health and Retire ... Full text Cite

Mobile Device Ownership, Current Use, and Interest in Mobile Health Interventions Among Low-Income Older Chinese Immigrants With Type 2 Diabetes: Cross-sectional Survey Study

Journal Article JMIR Aging · January 1, 2022 Background: Chinese immigrants suffer a disproportionately high type 2 diabetes (T2D) burden and tend to have poorly controlled disease. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions have been shown to increase access to care and improve chronic disease management ... Full text Cite

Enhancement of Aging in Place: An Evolving Understanding of Person-Centered Dementia Care in Home Settings.

Journal Article Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD · January 2022 BackgroundThere has been a rich body of literature on informal caregivers of persons with dementia (PWD). However, little has been discussed on how to facilitate person-centered dementia care in home settings with spouses as primary caregivers. We ... Full text Cite

Having sex with partners met online among bachelors in China: application of the theory of planned behavior

Journal Article Sexual and Relationship Therapy · January 1, 2022 Due to a sex ratio imbalance and marriage squeeze in China, many males of marriageable ages cannot find wives. To meet their sexual needs, those bachelors tend to use the internet to find sexual partners in recent years. However, studies on the psychosocia ... Full text Cite

Public trust in the long-term care insurance pilot program in China: An analysis of mediating effects.

Journal Article Frontiers in public health · January 2022 ObjectiveThis study aimed to evaluate the implementation of the long-term care insurance (LTCI) pilot program in China through an examination of public trust in the system and its associated factors of insurance awareness and satisfaction with the ... Full text Cite

The moderating effect of cognitive reserve on cognitive function in patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke.

Journal Article Frontiers in aging neuroscience · January 2022 BackgroundRecovery of cognitive function after stroke has inter-individual variability. The theory of cognitive reserve offers a potential explanation of the variability in cognitive function after stroke.ObjectiveThis study aimed to inve ... Full text Cite

Sensory impairment and cognitive decline among older adults: An analysis of mediation and moderation effects of loneliness.

Journal Article Front Neurosci · 2022 BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have reported that hearing and vision impairment are linked to cognitive decline. Yet little is known about factors that may influence the association between sensory impairment and cognitive decline. This study examined if lon ... Full text Link to item Cite

Paradigm shift: Moving from symptom clusters to symptom networks

Journal Article Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing · January 1, 2022 Full text Cite

Unraveling the central and bridge psychological symptoms of people living with HIV: A network analysis.

Journal Article Frontiers in public health · January 2022 BackgroundPeople living with HIV (PLWH) experience multiple psychological symptoms. Few studies have provided information on central and bridge psychological symptoms among PLWH. This information has implications for improving the efficiency and e ... Full text Cite

Association between childhood conditions and arthritis among middle-aged and older adults in China: The China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study

Journal Article Ageing and Society · November 6, 2021 This study examined the association between childhood conditions and arthritis among middle-aged and older adults in China. The data were derived from the 2015 wave and the life-history module of the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. Face-to- ... Full text Cite

The Compliance of End-of-Life Care Preferences Among Older Adults and Its Facilitators and Barriers: A Scoping Review.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · November 2021 ObjectivesTo explore the compliance of end-of-life (EOL) care preferences, and the facilitators and barriers of promoting quality of EOL care among older adults.DesignA scoping review was used to identify key themes in the compliance of E ... Full text Cite

Advance directives and end-of-life care preferences among adults in Wuhan, China: a cross-sectional study.

Journal Article BMC public health · November 2021 BackgroundLittle is known about advance directives (ADs) and end-of-life (EOL) care preferences among the general population in Mainland China. This study aimed to describe knowledge and attitudes of ADs and EOL care preferences, and to explore fa ... Full text Cite

Psychological Pathways Linking Parent-Child Relationships to Objective and Subjective Sleep Among Older Adults.

Journal Article The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences · November 2021 ObjectivesThis study investigated whether older adults with better relationships with their adult children have better subjective and objective sleep quality than older adults with less-positive relationships with their children. We also examined ... Full text Cite

Effects of a symptom management intervention based on group sessions combined with a mobile health application for persons living with HIV in China: A randomized controlled trial

Journal Article International Journal of Nursing Sciences · October 10, 2021 Objective: This study aims to evaluate the effects of a symptom management intervention (SMI) based on symptom management group sessions combined with a mobile health (mHealth) application (app) on the knowledge of symptom management, the certainty of symp ... Full text Cite

Age at Migration and Cognitive Health Among Chinese Older Immigrants in the United States.

Journal Article Journal of aging and health · October 2021 Objectives: This study addressed two questions: (1) Is age at migration associated with cognitive function among Chinese older immigrants? and (2) what personal and environmental factors confound the above relationship? Methods: Data were der ... Full text Cite

Dose-Response Meta-Analysis on Tooth Loss With the Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.

Journal Article J Am Med Dir Assoc · October 2021 OBJECTIVES: To quantify the dose-response associations between tooth loss and risk of cognitive impairment and dementia. DESIGN: Longitudinal studies that examined the association between tooth loss and cognitive function were systematically searched on 6 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association between home health agency ownership status and discharge to community among Medicare beneficiaries.

Journal Article Home health care services quarterly · October 2021 To investigate the association of ownership status, discharge rate and length of stay (LOS) of home health care (HH) services under the prospective payment system (PPS). We used 2016-2018 Outcome Assessment and Information Set (OASIS) data sets for Medicar ... Full text Cite

"I've been always strong to conquer any suffering:" challenges and resilience of Chinese American dementia caregivers in a life course perspective.

Journal Article Aging & mental health · September 2021 ObjectivesThis study investigated the resilience of a growing but largely underserved and understudied population-Chinese American dementia caregivers, whose experience is embedded in their development throughout the life span, process of migratio ... Full text Cite

Care partner-assisted intervention to improve oral health for older adults with cognitive impairment: A feasibility study.

Journal Article Gerodontology · September 2021 BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Older adults with cognitive impairment often experience poor oral health outcomes due to inadequate oral hygiene practices. This pilot study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of a care partner-assisted intervention to improve the ... Full text Link to item Cite

Experience of chronic noncommunicable disease in people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-aggregation of qualitative studies.

Journal Article BMC public health · September 2021 BackgroundAn increasing number of people living with HIV (PLWH) have had chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) over the last 5 years. However, robust evidence regarding the perception and challenges of having NCDs among PLWH is limited. Therefor ... Full text Cite

The Patterns of Caregiving Activities for Family Caregivers of Older Adults in Hong Kong: An Exploratory Latent Class Analysis.

Journal Article The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences · September 2021 ObjectivesThis study identified the classes (i.e., patterns) of caregivers' activities, based on their engagements in caregiving activities, and explored the characteristics and the caregiver burden of these classes.MethodsThis study was ... Full text Cite

Sleep satisfaction and cognitive complaints in Chinese middle-aged and older persons living with HIV: the mediating role of anxiety and fatigue.

Journal Article AIDS care · July 2021 Middle-aged and older persons living with HIV (PLWH) suffer from sleep distress and cognitive disorders due to HIV infection and aging. We aim to explore the relationship between sleep satisfaction and cognitive complaints, and the mediating role of anxiet ... Full text Cite

Immigration and Oral Health in Older Adults: An Integrative Approach.

Journal Article Journal of dental research · July 2021 The aim of this study was to develop an integrative framework on aging, immigration, and oral health. The methodology was a critical review that used immigration as a social determinant framework through which to evaluate its impact on the oral health of o ... Full text Cite

The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Isolation in Long-term Care Homes: Perspectives of Policies and Strategies from Six Countries.

Journal Article Journal of aging & social policy · July 2021 Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care homes is critical for the health of residents who live in these institutions. As a result, broad policies restricting visits to these facilities were put in place internationally. While well meaning, thes ... Full text Cite

Health Behaviors and Self-Reported Oral Health among Centenarians in Nanjing, China: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Journal Article International journal of environmental research and public health · July 2021 The role of health behaviors in oral health conditions in individuals of extremely old age remains understudied. This study included 185 participants aged 100 years or older from the Nanjing Centenarians Study (NCS) to examine the associations between heal ... Full text Cite

Perceived Discrimination and Symptoms of Cognitive Dysfuntion Among Middle-Age and Older Persons Living With HIV in China: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study of the Mediating Role of Mental Health Symptoms and Social Isolation.

Journal Article The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC · July 2021 AbstractPerceived discrimination is associated with symptoms of cognitive dysfunction (SOCD) among middle-age and older persons living with HIV (PLWH). We aimed to explore how the association between perceived discrimination and SOCD was mediated ... Full text Cite

Evolving symptom networks in relation to HIV-positive duration among people living with HIV: A network analysis.

Journal Article International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases · July 2021 ObjectivesTo explore and visualize the relationships among multiple symptoms in people living with HIV (PLWH) and compare centrality indices and the density of symptom networks among groups of individuals with different HIV-positive durations. ... Full text Cite

Where Are We and What Shall We Do Next? A Qualitative Study of the Quality of Home Care in Shanghai, China.

Journal Article Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society · May 2021 Introduction: With the increasing need for home care in Shanghai, China, it is crucial to ensure its quality. This study aimed to explore quality-related issues of home care in Shanghai, China, and identify strategies for improvement. Method: ... Full text Cite

Perceived discrimination and mental health symptoms among persons living with HIV in China: the mediating role of social isolation and loneliness.

Journal Article AIDS care · May 2021 Perceived discrimination is significantly associated with mental health symptoms among persons living with HIV (PLWH). However, little is known about the factors mediating this relationship. We aimed to examine the mediating role of social isolation and lo ... Full text Cite

What COVID-19 Innovations Can Teach Us About Improving Quality of Life in Long-Term Care.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · May 2021 Full text Cite

The development of a personalized symptom management mobile health application for persons living with hiv in China

Journal Article Journal of Personalized Medicine · May 1, 2021 Persons living with HIV (PLWH) continuously experience symptom burdens. Their symptom prevalence and severity are also quite different. Mobile health (mHealth) applications (apps) offer exceptional opportunities for using personalized interventions when an ... Full text Cite

Exploring the reciprocal relationship between cognitive function and edentulism among middle-aged and older adults in China.

Journal Article Age and ageing · May 2021 ObjectivePrevious longitudinal studies have found that cognitive function affected oral health, and vice versa. However, research is lacking on the reciprocal relationships between cognitive function and edentulism simultaneously, especially in de ... Full text Cite

Association between primary caregiver type and mortality among Chinese older adults with disability: a prospective cohort study.

Journal Article BMC geriatrics · April 2021 BackgroundSocio-demographic transitions have dramatically changed the traditional family care settings in China, caused unmet care needs among older adults. However, whether different primary caregiver types have different influences on disabled o ... Full text Cite

Assessment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection and Mortality Rates Among Nursing Homes With Different Proportions of Black Residents.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · April 2021 ObjectiveCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has disproportionately impacted nursing homes (NHs) with large shares of Black residents. We examined the associations between the proportion of Black residents in NHs and COVID-19 infections and deaths ... Full text Cite

The Impact of Long-Term Care Policy on the Percentage of Older Adults With Disabilities Cared for by Family Members in China: A System Dynamics Simulation.

Journal Article Research on aging · March 2021 This study examined the impact of current and future long-term care (LTC) policies on the family caregiving burden in China. System dynamics (SD) methodology was used to construct an LTC delivery system model that simulates the demand of LTC, living option ... Full text Cite

Living With Cognitive Impairment in China: Exploring Dyadic Experiences Through a Person-Centered Care Lens.

Journal Article Research on aging · March 2021 China has experienced a substantial increase in the number of older adults with dementia and milder forms of cognitive impairment. Being spouses of Persons with cognitive impairment (PWCI) and living with them for several decades does not necessarily mean ... Full text Cite

Understanding Health and Social Challenges for Aging and Long-Term Care in China.

Journal Article Research on aging · March 2021 The second King's College London Symposium on Ageing and Long-term Care in China was convened from 4 to 5th July 2019 at King's College London in London. The aim of the Symposium was to have a better understanding of health and social challenges for aging ... Full text Cite

Evaluating the Quality of Home Care in China Using the Home Care Quality Assessment Tool.

Journal Article Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society · March 2021 IntroductionThis study aimed to evaluate the quality of home care in China using the Home Care Quality Assessment Tool (HCQuAT).MethodWe recruited 38 home health agencies in Shanghai, China, which included 18 in urban areas, 11 in suburba ... Full text Cite

Longitudinal Association Between Hearing Loss, Vision Loss, Dual Sensory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.

Journal Article J Am Geriatr Soc · March 2021 BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To better understand the role of sensory loss as a potentially modifiable risk factor for cognitive decline, this study examined cognitive decline in relation to single modality hearing or vision loss and dual sensory loss. DESIGN: L ... Full text Link to item Cite

Improving Care for Older Adults in China: Development of Long-Term Care Policy and System.

Journal Article Research on aging · March 2021 This special issue covers several important topics related to long-term care (LTC) systems and policy development in China. It provides a good contextual background on the development of the LTC system in China as well as the needs and preferences of LTC f ... Full text Cite

Person-Centered Communication Between Health Care Professionals and COVID-19-Infected Older Adults in Acute Care Settings: Findings From Wuhan, China.

Journal Article The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences · March 2021 ObjectivesThe current study aims to explore person-centered communication between health care professionals and COVID-19-infected older patients in acute care settings.MethodsThe current qualitative study explored the communication betwee ... Full text Cite

Advance Directive Completion and Its Associated Factors Among Older Chinese Americans.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · February 2021 ObjectivesTo examine the factors of advance directive (AD) completion among older Chinese Americans.DesignCross-sectional survey.Setting and participantsData came from 435 Chinese Americans aged 55 years and older living in 2 met ... Full text Cite

Advance Care Planning Engagement and End-of-life Preference Among Older Chinese Americans: Do Family Relationships and Immigrant Status Matter?

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · February 2021 ObjectivesTo examine how immigrant status and family relationships are associated with advance care planning (ACP) engagement and end-of-life (EOL) preference in burial planning among older Chinese Americans, the largest subgroup of Asian American ... Full text Cite

Effects of Nurse-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Intervention on Depression and Anxiety for Persons Living With HIV in China: A Clinical Controlled Trial.

Journal Article The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC · January 2021 AbstractDepression and anxiety, which may influence antiretroviral therapy (ART) medication adherence, are prevalent among persons living with HIV (PLWH) in China. This parallel two-arm clinical controlled trial aimed to examine the effects of a n ... Full text Cite

Self-rated health as a mediator between physical health conditions and depressive symptoms in older Chinese and Korean Americans.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2021 In the present study, we examined self-rated health as a mediator between physical health conditions (chronic diseases and functional disability) and depressive symptoms in older Chinese and Korean Americans. Using harmonized data (N = 5,063) from the Popu ... Full text Cite

Effects of the Co-occurrence of Diabetes Mellitus and Tooth Loss on Cognitive Function.

Journal Article Curr Alzheimer Res · 2021 OBJECTIVE: Both diabetes mellitus (DM) and poor oral health are common chronic conditions and risk factors of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia among older adults. This study assessed the effects of DM and complete tooth loss (TL) on cognitive funct ... Full text Link to item Cite

Urban-Rural Disparities in Dental Services Utilization Among Adults in China’s Megacities

Journal Article Frontiers in Oral Health · January 1, 2021 Objective: China’s dental care system is bifurcated between urban and rural areas. However, very few studies have examined the dental services utilization inequities in China’smegacities, particularly in these urban and rural areas. This study aims to exam ... Full text Cite

Characterizing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption for US Children and Adolescents by Race/Ethnicity.

Journal Article Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities · December 2020 ObjectivesTo examine racial/ethnic differences in type of SSB most frequently consumed and in correlates of youth sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake.MethodsData were obtained from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (N ... Full text Cite

Cognitive behavioral therapy for persons living with HIV in China: A randomized pilot trial.

Journal Article Journal of affective disorders · December 2020 BackgroundChinese persons living with HIV (PLWH) suffer from prevalent mental health issues. We aimed to develop a tailored cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), test its feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effects (depression, anxiety, and ... Full text Cite

Parent-Child Relationships and Aging Parents' Sleep Quality: A Comparison of One-Child and Multiple-Children Families in China.

Journal Article Journal of aging and health · December 2020 Objectives: This study examined the associations between parent-child relationships and sleep difficulty among older parents in the context of Chinese multiple-children and one-child families. Methods: Using the 2014 China Longitudinal Agi ... Full text Cite

Disparities in Sources of Added Sugars and High Glycemic Index Foods in Diets of US Children, 2011-2016.

Journal Article Preventing chronic disease · November 2020 IntroductionAdded sugars and high glycemic index (GI) foods might play a role in cardiometabolic pathogenesis. Our study aimed to describe the top sources of added sugars and types of high GI foods in diets of children by race/ethnicity.Method ... Full text Cite

Social Participation and Self-Perception of Being Old in China.

Journal Article International journal of aging & human development · October 2020 Longer life expectancy means that chronological age is no longer a useful indicator of defining old age. This study included 6,452 participants aged 60 years and older from the 2014 China Longitudinal Aging Social Survey to investigate the relationships be ... Full text Cite

Effects and mediating mechanisms of a structured limbs-exercise program on general cognitive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: A randomized controlled trial.

Journal Article International journal of nursing studies · October 2020 BackgroundExercise is known to prevent cognitive decline. Sleep quality and depression symptoms, which are associated with processing speed, are considered as common mediators in the exercise-cognition putative model. However, these mediating mech ... Full text Cite

Chinese Medical Students' Attitudes toward Older Adults and Willingness To Consider a Career in Geriatric Medicine: A Cross-Sectional Survey.

Journal Article Teaching and learning in medicine · October 2020 Phenomenon: Ageism is a significant social issue, especially in China. Ageism adversely affects willingness to consider a career in geriatric medicine. However, few studies have examined this topic among Chinese medical students. This study aimed to ... Full text Cite

Disparities in Dental Service Utilization among Adults in Chinese Megacities: Do Health Insurance and City of Residence Matter?

Journal Article International journal of environmental research and public health · September 2020 The aims of the study were to present the prevalence of dental service utilization among adults (age between 18 and 65) in Chinese megacities and to examine the associations of health insurance and city of residence with dental visits. This study was a cro ... Full text Cite

Preference for Aggressive End-of-Life Care among Advanced Cancer Patients in Wuhan, China: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Journal Article International journal of environmental research and public health · September 2020 Life-sustaining treatments (LSTs) and end-of-life (EOL) care's goal for prolonging one's life are defined as aggressive EOL care among critically ill patients. They have limited effects and add unnecessary financial burden to advanced cancer patients. A qu ... Full text Cite

Bidirectional relations between cognitive function and oral health in ageing persons: a longitudinal cohort study.

Journal Article Age and ageing · August 2020 Backgroundevidence suggests a reciprocal relationship between cognitive function (CF) and oral health (OH), but no study has demonstrated this inter-relationship in a longitudinal population.Objectiveto investigate the bidirectional relat ... Full text Cite

Edentulism and Trajectories of Cognitive Functioning Among Older Adults: The Role of Dental Care Service Utilization.

Journal Article Journal of aging and health · August 2020 Objective: This study examined the associations between edentulism, dental care service utilization, and cognitive functioning trajectories among older adults. Method: Longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Study (2006-2014) were em ... Full text Cite

Uncovering the Devaluation of Nursing Home Staff During COVID-19: Are We Fuelling the Next Health Care Crisis?

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · July 2020 Full text Cite

Immigrant Status, Resilience, and Perceived Oral Health Among Chinese Americans in Hawaii.

Journal Article Research on aging · June 2020 ObjectivesThis study aims to examine the associations among immigrant status, resilience, and perceived oral health for Chinese American older adults in Hawaii.MethodData derived from 430 Chinese American adults aged 55 years and older re ... Full text Cite

Trends of children being given advice for dental checkups and having a dental visit in the United States: 2001-2016.

Journal Article Journal of public health dentistry · June 2020 IntroductionThe objectives of this study were to describe trends of children being given dental checkup advice by primary care providers (PCPs) and having dental visits and to assess factors associated with being given dental checkup advice and ha ... Full text Cite

Dataset of cognitive behavioral intervention for persons living with HIV in China: A randomized pilot trial

Journal Article Data in Brief · June 1, 2020 Globally, persons living with HIV (PLWH) are vulnerable to depressive and anxious symptoms [1]. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the first-line mental health treatment strategies for PLWH [2–3]. However, structured and systematic cognitive beh ... Full text Cite

Outpatient Visits among Older Adults Living Alone in China: Does Health Insurance and City of Residence Matter?

Journal Article International journal of environmental research and public health · June 2020 This study aimed to examine the association between health insurance, city of residence, and outpatient visits among older adults living alone in China. A sample of 3173 individuals was derived from "Survey on Older Adults Aged 70 and Above Living Alone in ... Full text Cite

Anxiety about aging, resilience and health Status among Chinese older adults: Findings from Honolulu and Wuhan.

Journal Article Archives of gerontology and geriatrics · May 2020 A growing body of literature found that anxiety about aging is related to health and well-being of older adults. However, very few studies have been conducted on Chinese older adults residing in different countries and examined the role of resilience. Usin ... Full text Cite

Education, adult children's education, and depressive symptoms among older adults in rural China.

Journal Article Social science & medicine (1982) · May 2020 This study examines whether children's education amplifies the effect of older adults' own education on their later life depressions in rural China. Data derives from six waves of panel data (2001, 2003 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015) from the Longitudinal Stud ... Full text Cite

Investigation for the transcultural self-efficacy of nurses in Guizhou, China

Journal Article International Journal of Nursing Sciences · April 10, 2020 Aim: As conflict caused by cultural diversity among patients in China continues to rise, hospitals are in urgent need for improvement of transcultural efficacy among nurses. This study aims to evaluate the transcultural self-efficacy of nurses working in t ... Full text Cite

The Impact of Living Alone and Intergenerational Support on Depressive Symptoms Among Older Mexican Americans: Does Gender Matter?

Journal Article International journal of aging & human development · April 2020 The study examined gender differences in the impact of living alone and intergenerational support on depressive symptoms among Mexican American older adults. The sample included 335 parent-adult child pairs which are nested within 92 Mexican American respo ... Full text Cite

Neighborhood-based social capital and cognitive function among older adults in five low- and middle-income countries: Evidence from the World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health.

Journal Article International journal of geriatric psychiatry · April 2020 ObjectivesThis study aims to investigate which neighborhood-based social capital components are associated with a higher level of cognitive function in LMICs.MethodsThis international population-based study used cross-sectional survey dat ... Full text Cite

The mediating roles of functional limitations and social support on the relationship between vision impairment and depressive symptoms in older adults

Journal Article Ageing and Society · March 1, 2020 Vision impairment is prevalent and it is strongly associated with depressive symptoms in older adults. This study aimed to investigate the mediating roles of functional limitations and social support on the relationship between vision impairment and depres ... Full text Cite

Psychological well-being of Chinese Immigrant adult-child caregivers: how do filial expectation, self-rated filial performance, and filial discrepancy matter?

Journal Article Aging & mental health · March 2020 Background: Given the importance of ethnic culture in family caregiving and recent Chinese immigrant population growth, this study explored effects of multiple filial piety traits-filial expectation, self-rated filial performance, and filial discrep ... Full text Cite

How Bachelorhood and Migration Increase the HIV Transmission Risk Through Commercial Sex in China?

Journal Article AIDS and behavior · March 2020 In China, the serious involuntary bachelorhood due to sex ratio imbalance in decades is expected to dramatically increase the spread of HIV through heterosexual contact. However, the higher HIV transmission risk and its correlates among never married men i ... Full text Cite

Neighborhood Cohesion and Oral Health Problems Among Older Chinese American Immigrants: Does Acculturation Make a Difference?

Journal Article The Gerontologist · February 2020 Background and objectivesDespite an increasing, yet still limited amount of research on social determinants of oral health, the influences of neighborhood characteristics remain understudied, especially within the context of immigration. Accultura ... Full text Cite

Neighborhood Social Cohesion, Resilience, and Psychological Well-Being Among Chinese Older Adults in Hawai'i.

Journal Article The Gerontologist · February 2020 Background and objectivesA growing body of literature indicates that neighborhood social cohesion is generally associated with lower levels of psychological distress and higher levels of life satisfaction (LS). However, very few studies have exami ... Full text Cite

Gender differences in quality of life among community-dwelling older adults in low- and middle-income countries: results from the Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)

Journal Article BMC Public Health · January 28, 2020 Quality of life (QoL) is an important component of individuals’ general well-being, particularly in older adults. However, factors influencing QoL among older adults in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have not been fully examined. Furthermore, the ... Full text Link to item Cite

Resident Challenges With Pain and Functional Limitations in Chinese Residential Care Facilities.

Journal Article The Gerontologist · January 2020 Background and objectivesPain and functional limitations can severely impede older adults' quality of life. In Chinese residential care facilities, limited research suggests that residents potentially have significant unmet care needs with pain an ... Full text Cite

Association Between Early Cognitive Impairment and Midterm Functional Outcomes Among Chinese Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients: A Longitudinal Study.

Journal Article Frontiers in neurology · January 2020 Background: Cognitive decline is common after stroke. The influence of early cognitive impairment on midterm functional outcomes among Chinese acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients has not been fully studied. The aim of the study was to assess the as ... Full text Cite

Personal Growth and Associated Factors Among Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in China: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Journal Article International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease · January 2020 PurposeThis cross-sectional study aimed to describe personal growth and to analyze its associated factors among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in China.Patients and methodsA total of 364 Chinese COPD hospitaliz ... Full text Cite

Social isolation and loneliness among older adults in the context of COVID-19: a global challenge.

Journal Article Global health research and policy · January 2020 We are experiencing a historical moment with an unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The outbreak of COVID-19 will have a long-term and profound impact on older adults' health and well-being. Social isolation and loneliness are likely t ... Full text Cite

Association between tooth loss and hypertension among older Chinese adults: a community-based study.

Journal Article BMC oral health · December 2019 BackgroundThe purpose of the study is to examine the association between tooth loss and hypertension among older community residents in urban China.MethodsThis study included 3677 participants aged ≥50 years from the Shanghai Aging Study. ... Full text Cite

Association between Dying Experience and Place of Death: Urban-Rural Differences among Older Chinese Adults.

Journal Article Journal of palliative medicine · November 2019 Background: The quality of the dying experience among older adults should improve with a better understanding of the dying experience and its association with the place of death in Mainland China. Objective: This study investiga ... Full text Cite

Advance Directive Preferences Among Terminally Ill Older Patients and Its Facilitators and Barriers in China: A Scoping Review.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · November 2019 ObjectivesTo explore advance directive (AD) preferences and the facilitators and barriers of promoting ADs among terminally ill older patients in China.DesignA scoping review was used to identify key themes in ADs.Setting and particip ... Full text Cite

Efficacy of path-oriented psychological self-help interventions to improve mental health of empty-nest older adults in the Community of China.

Journal Article BMC psychiatry · November 2019 BackgroundChina has the world's largest aging population and the number of empty-nest older adults is on the rise. In comparison to the aging population in general, empty-nest older adults have a lower level of subjective well-being and poorer men ... Full text Cite

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Dental Service Utilization for Foreign-Born and U.S.-Born Middle-Aged and Older Adults.

Journal Article Research on aging · October 2019 This study examines racial/ethnic disparities of dental service utilization for foreign-born and U.S.-born dentate residents aged 50 years and older. Generalized linear mixed-effects models (GLMM) were used to perform longitudinal analyses of five-wave dat ... Full text Cite

Perceived discrimination and cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults living with HIV in China.

Journal Article AIDS care · September 2019 Middle-aged and older adults with HIV experience double discrimination and cognitive impairment due to both their HIV status and their age. However, the relationship between perceived discrimination and self-reported cognitive ability in middle-aged and ol ... Full text Cite

Hospital readmission in persons with dementia: A systematic review.

Journal Article International journal of geriatric psychiatry · August 2019 ObjectiveHospital readmission in persons with dementia is becoming a critical safety and cost issue. The purpose of this review is to systematically assess published evidence on hospital readmissions in persons with dementia, including rate, clini ... Full text Cite

Perceived Stress, Social Support, and Dry Mouth Among US Older Chinese Adults.

Journal Article Journal of the American Geriatrics Society · August 2019 ObjectivesDry mouth is a common condition among older adults that negatively influences oral health, general health, and quality of life. The role of psychosocial factors in oral health conditions and diseases remains largely unknown. We conducted ... Full text Cite

Factors associated with elevated consumption of alcohol in older adults-comparison between China and Norway: the CLHLS and the HUNT Study.

Journal Article BMJ open · August 2019 ObjectivesThe primary objective was to investigate the prevalence and factors associated with elevated alcohol consumption among older adults 65 years and above in China and Norway. The secondary objective was to compare the prevalence and factors ... Full text Cite

Oral Health Symptoms and Cognitive Function Among US Community-Dwelling Chinese Older Adults.

Journal Article Journal of the American Geriatrics Society · August 2019 Background/objectivesLimited research is available on the relationship between oral health symptoms and cognitive function among community-dwelling US Chinese older adults. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between tooth/gu ... Full text Cite

Health Service Use Among Chinese American Older Adults: Is There a Somatization Effect?

Journal Article Journal of the American Geriatrics Society · August 2019 Background/objectivesSomatization of depressive symptoms among Chinese American older adults remains understudied. This study aimed to identify whether the relationship between depressive symptoms and use of health services (ie, doctor visits, hos ... Full text Cite

A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Nurse-Led Community-Based Health Home for Ethnically Diverse Older Adults With Multimorbidity in the Adult Day Health Setting.

Journal Article Policy, politics & nursing practice · August 2019 Multimorbidity affects 75% of older adults (aged 65 years and older) in the United States and increases risk of poor medical outcomes, especially among the poor and underserved. The creation of a Medicaid option allowing states to establish health homes un ... Full text Cite

Age and regional disparity in HIV education among migrants in China: migrants population dynamic monitoring survey, 2014-2015.

Journal Article International journal for equity in health · July 2019 ObjectiveA lack of education among migrants remains an important but overlooked issue that indirectly contributes to HIV transmission. It is necessary to know who has received HIV education and who has a lower probability of being educated among m ... Full text Cite

Chinese Physicians' Perspectives on the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Hypertension Guideline: A Mobile App-Based Survey.

Journal Article High blood pressure & cardiovascular prevention : the official journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension · June 2019 IntroductionHypertension is a leading global risk factor for death and disability. Seeking new ways to prevent and treat hypertension is a priority for scientists and healthcare professionals worldwide. In November 2017, the American College of Ca ... Full text Cite

Cognitive function and oral health among ageing adults.

Journal Article Community dentistry and oral epidemiology · June 2019 ObjectivesThere is inconclusive evidence that cognitive function is associated with oral health in older adults. This study investigated the association between cognitive function and oral health among older adults in England.MethodsThis ... Full text Cite

Risk and Resiliency in the Relationship Between Widowhood and Depressive Symptoms Among Older Mexican Americans.

Journal Article Journal of cross-cultural gerontology · June 2019 This study examined the association between widowhood and depressive symptoms and the extent to which the association is contingent upon risk and resiliency, including immigration status, functional limitations, financial strains, and intergenerational sup ... Full text Cite

Contributory behaviors and life satisfaction among Chinese older adults: Exploring variations by gender and living arrangements.

Journal Article Social science & medicine (1982) · May 2019 The rapid population aging taking place in China makes studies tackling opportunities associated with aging an urgent priority. Based on the productive aging perspective, this study examines the relationship between contributory behaviors (i.e., providing ... Full text Cite

Toward Common Data Elements for International Research in Long-term Care Homes: Advancing Person-Centered Care.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · May 2019 To support person-centered, residential long-term care internationally, a consortium of researchers in medicine, nursing, behavioral, and social sciences from 21 geographically and economically diverse countries have launched the WE-THRIVE consortium to de ... Full text Cite

Dementia caregiver interventions in Chinese people: A systematic review.

Journal Article Journal of advanced nursing · March 2019 AimsThe aim of this systematic review was to examine the characteristics and the efficacy of dementia caregiving interventions among the Chinese population.BackgroundIn recent years, an increasing number of dementia caregiving interventio ... Full text Cite

Identifying Symptom Clusters Among People Living With HIV on Antiretroviral Therapy in China: A Network Analysis.

Journal Article Journal of pain and symptom management · March 2019 ContextThere exists a research interest shift from separate symptoms to symptom clusters among people living with HIV (PLWH), which may provide a better understanding of symptom management in HIV/AIDS care. However, the symptom clusters among Chin ... Full text Cite

Residential Mobility and Cognitive Function Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in China.

Journal Article Res Aging · January 2019 OBJECTIVES: To assess the association between rural and urban residential mobility and cognitive function among middle-aged and older adults in China. METHOD: We used data from the World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health that incl ... Full text Link to item Cite

Working together to learn new oral hygiene techniques: Pilot of a carepartner-assisted intervention for persons with cognitive impairment.

Journal Article Geriatr Nurs · 2019 We pilot tested a carepartner-assisted intervention to improve oral hygiene in persons with cognitive impairment (participants) and help carepartners become leaders who can adapt approaches that foster participants' ability to develop new skills for oral h ... Full text Link to item Cite

Gender differences in the association between migration and cognitive function among older adults in China and India.

Journal Article Arch Gerontol Geriatr · 2019 OBJECTIVE: This study aims to examine gender differences in the association between migration and cognitive function among adults in China and India. METHODS: Data from the World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) study were ... Full text Link to item Cite

Advancing Long-Term Care Science Through Using Common Data Elements: Candidate Measures for Care Outcomes of Personhood, Well-Being, and Quality of Life.

Journal Article Gerontology & geriatric medicine · January 2019 To support the development of internationally comparable common data elements (CDEs) that can be used to measure essential aspects of long-term care (LTC) across low-, middle-, and high-income countries, a group of researchers in medicine, nursing, behavio ... Full text Cite

Cardioprotective medication adherence among patients with coronary heart disease in China: a systematic review.

Journal Article Heart Asia · January 2019 In China, poor cardioprotective medication adherence is a key reason for the high mortality rate of coronary heart disease (CHD). The aims of this systematic review are to (1) describe and synthesise factors that influence medication adherence among Chines ... Full text Cite

Substance Use Among Older People Living With HIV: Challenges for Health Care Providers.

Journal Article Frontiers in public health · January 2019 Older people living with HIV (OPLWH) have higher rates of substance use (tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs) than their HIV-negative peers. Addressing health care needs of OPLWH who use substances is more challenging than for those who do not: they are high ... Full text Cite

Provincial and Age Disparity on Chronic Disease Education Among Migrants in China: The Migrants Population Dynamic Monitoring Survey.

Journal Article Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing · January 2019 Chronic diseases have become serious threats to public health in China; the risk is particularly high for internal migrants. Chronic disease education is a key to the prevention and control of chronic diseases for such population. The national population-b ... Full text Cite

Perceived Empowerment, Social Support, and Quality of Life Among Chinese Older Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities.

Journal Article Journal of aging and health · December 2018 ObjectiveThis study examines how older residents' social support and perceived empowerment are associated with their quality of life (QOL) in long-term care (LTC) facilities in Shanghai, China, controlling for their health-related conditions, faci ... Full text Cite

End-of-Life Care Preference: Examination of Chinese Adults with Children and Those Who Lost Their Only Child.

Journal Article Journal of palliative medicine · November 2018 BackgroundLittle is known about the end-of-life (EOL) care preference and its associated factors among community-dwelling adults in Mainland China. This study investigated the EOL care preference and its associated factors among community-dwelling ... Full text Cite

An mHealth intervention to improve medication adherence among patients with coronary heart disease in China: Development of an intervention.

Journal Article International journal of nursing sciences · October 2018 ObjectivesWith this study, we aimed to develop a mobile technology (mHealth) intervention to improve medication adherence among patients with coronary heart disease (CHD).MethodsThe study was conducted in two phases with CHD patients from ... Full text Cite

A comparison of perceived uselessness between centenarians and non-centenarians in China.

Journal Article BMC geriatrics · October 2018 BackgroundSelf-perceived uselessness is associated with poorer health in older adults. However, it is unclear whether there is a difference in self-perceived uselessness between centenarians and non-centenarians, and if so, which factors contribut ... Full text Cite

Successful ageing or resilient ageing: perceptions from elderly Chinese in Hawai’i

Journal Article China Journal of Social Work · September 2, 2018 Increasing studies document the discrepancy between scholarly criteria of successful ageing versus subjective perceptions of successful ageing among older adults. To address this gap, this study aims to examine the lay perceptions of successful ageing amon ... Full text Cite

Technology-based cognitive training and rehabilitation interventions for individuals with mild cognitive impairment: a systematic review.

Journal Article BMC geriatrics · September 2018 BackgroundIndividuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at heightened risk of developing dementia. Rapid advances in computing technology have enabled researchers to conduct cognitive training and rehabilitation interventions with the assis ... Full text Cite

Acculturation, depression and oral health of immigrants in the USA.

Journal Article Int Dent J · August 2018 OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to describe the oral health status of immigrants in the USA, describe the association between acculturation and oral health by accounting for the effects of depression and to explore the effects of interaction between accult ... Full text Link to item Cite

Does Oral Health Predict Functional Status in Late Life? Findings From a National Sample.

Journal Article Journal of aging and health · July 2018 ObjectiveThis study aims to examine the association between oral health and the decline in functional status among middle-aged and older adults in the United States.MethodGeneralized estimation equation (GEE) Poisson regression models wit ... Full text Cite

Trends in annual dental visits among US dentate adults with and without self-reported diabetes and prediabetes, 2004-2014.

Journal Article Journal of the American Dental Association (1939) · June 2018 BackgroundThe authors assessed the trends of annual dental visits in dentate adults with diabetes or prediabetes or no diabetes, and assessed whether the racial and ethnic disparities in dental visits changed from 2004 through 2014.Methods Full text Cite

Resident challenges with daily life in Chinese long-term care facilities: A qualitative pilot study.

Journal Article Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.) · January 2018 As traditional family-based care in China declines, the demand for residential care increases. Knowledge of residents' experiences with long-term care (LTC) facilities is essential to improving quality of care. This pilot study aimed to describe residents' ... Full text Cite

Place of Residence and Cognitive Function among the Adult Population in India.

Journal Article Neuroepidemiology · 2018 BACKGROUND: The place of residence has been linked to cognitive function among adults in developed countries. This study examined how urban and rural residence was associated with cognitive function among adults in India. METHODS: The World Health Organiza ... Full text Link to item Cite

Self-Reported Cognitive Impairment Across Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States, National Health Interview Survey, 1997-2015.

Journal Article Preventing chronic disease · January 2018 IntroductionThe primary objectives of this study were 1) to examine trends of self-reported cognitive impairment among 5 major racial/ethnic groups during 1997-2015 in the United States and 2) to examine differences in the trends across these grou ... Full text Cite

Migration and cognitive function: a conceptual framework for Global Health Research.

Journal Article Glob Health Res Policy · 2018 BACKGROUND: Migration is a fundamental demographic process that has been observed globally. It is suggested that migration is an issue of global health importance that can have an immediate and lasting impact on an individual's health and well-being. There ... Full text Link to item Cite

Domestic helpers as frontline workers in China's home-based elder care: A systematic review.

Journal Article Journal of women & aging · October 2017 We conducted a systematic review of the existing empirical studies focusing on Chinese domestic helpers in mainland China and foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong who provide care for community-dwelling older adults. There are very limited studies specifi ... Full text Cite

Validating a Scale of Health Beliefs in Preventive Health Screenings Among Chinese Older Adults.

Journal Article Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society · September 2017 We aimed to examine the psychometric properties of a modified 16-item Attitudinal Index (AI), a measure of Chinese older adults' beliefs about preventive health screenings. We used the 2013 Shanghai Elderly Life and Opinion data including 3,418 respondents ... Full text Cite

Are expectations for community mental health increasing among older adults in China?

Journal Article Psychological services · August 2017 In recent years, the Chinese government began expanding access to social services to older adults. This study examined whether older adults have increasing expectations that psychological consulting services will be provided by their communities. We analyz ... Full text Cite

Association between migration and cognitive status among middle-aged and older adults: a systematic review.

Journal Article BMC geriatrics · August 2017 BackgroundThis study aimed to synthesize the current literature examining the association between migration and cognitive function among middle-aged and older adults.MethodsWe used the PRISMA as a guideline for this systematic review and ... Full text Cite

Social Support, Social Strain, and Cognitive Function Among Community-Dwelling U.S. Chinese Older Adults.

Journal Article The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences · July 2017 BackgroundLimited research is available on the relationship between social support, social strain, and cognitive function among community-dwelling U.S. Chinese older adults. This study aims to examine the associations between social support/strain ... Full text Cite

Factors associated with consumption of alcohol in older adults - a comparison between two cultures, China and Norway: the CLHLS and the HUNT-study.

Journal Article BMC geriatrics · July 2017 BackgroundThere is little knowledge about the consumption of alcohol among Chinese and Norwegian older adults aged 65 years and over. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and factors related to alcohol consumption among older ad ... Full text Cite

Change of Cognitive Function in U.S. Chinese Older Adults: A Population-Based Study.

Journal Article The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences · July 2017 BackgroundThis study aims to assess cognitive change in a 2-year period among U.S. Chinese older adults and examine sociodemographic characteristics associated with the change.MethodsData were from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly ... Full text Cite

The impact of residential status on cognitive decline among older adults in China: Results from a longitudinal study.

Journal Article BMC Geriatr · May 15, 2017 BACKGROUND: Residential status has been linked to numerous determinants of health and well-being. However, the influence of residential status on cognitive decline remains unclear. The purpose of this research was to assess the changes of cognitive functio ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Self-awareness of "Gum Disease" Among US Adults.

Journal Article Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP · March 2017 BackgroundTo assess the extent of self-awareness of gum disease among adults in the United States.MethodsData were from the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The outcome variable is self-awareness of gum disease. ... Full text Cite

Persistent use of psychotropic drugs in nursing home residents in Norway.

Journal Article BMC geriatrics · February 2017 BackgroundThe prevalence of psychotropic drug (PTD) use in NH residents is high, but few have explored prevalence and persistency in PTD in NH residents and factors associated with persistency. This at the same time as we know that risk of side ev ... Full text Cite

Association between tooth loss and cognitive decline: A 13-year longitudinal study of Chinese older adults.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2017 ObjectivesTo examine the association between the number of teeth remaining and cognitive decline among Chinese older adults over a 13-year period.DesignA large national longitudinal survey of Chinese older adults.SettingThe Chine ... Full text Cite

Severity and duration of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) before seeking care as predictors of healing time: A retrospective cohort study.

Journal Article PLoS One · 2017 OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether A) duration of ulcer before start of treatment in specialist health care, and B) severity of ulcer according to University of Texas classification system (UT) at start of treatment (baseline), are independent predictors o ... Full text Link to item Cite

Self-reported diabetes education among Chinese middle-aged and older adults with diabetes.

Journal Article Journal of global health · December 2016 BackgroundTo compare self-reported diabetes education among Chinese middle-aged and older adults with diabetes in three population groups: urban residents, migrants in urban settings, and rural residents.MethodsWe used data from the 2011 ... Full text Cite

Acculturation and Dental Service Use Among Asian Immigrants in the U.S.

Journal Article American journal of preventive medicine · December 2016 IntroductionThe objective of this study was to assess dental service utilization across different Asian immigrant groups and to examine the relationship between acculturation and dental service utilization among Asian immigrants in the U.S.Met ... Full text Cite

Trends in decayed teeth among middle-aged and older adults in the United States: socioeconomic disparities persist over time.

Journal Article J Public Health Dent · September 2016 OBJECTIVES: While trends in tooth loss among older adults have been well documented and show a decline over the last few decades, little is known about trends in tooth decay which may lead to tooth loss. The study aim was to examine trends in tooth decay a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Older Residents' Perspectives of Long-Term Care Facilities in China.

Journal Article Journal of gerontological nursing · August 2016 China's formal long-term care (LTC) system is in its developmental stage due to lack of standardized health assessments for resident admission, limited government funding, an acute shortage of qualified staff at all levels, and regional disparities in qual ... Full text Cite

Mediation Effect of Oral Hygiene on the Relationship Between Cognitive Function and Oral Health in Older Adults.

Journal Article J Gerontol Nurs · May 1, 2016 Poor oral health is a common problem among older adults in general and particularly among those with cognitive impairment. The current study was conducted to (a) explore direct and indirect relationships between cognitive function and oral health outcomes ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association Between Oral Health and Cognitive Status: A Systematic Review.

Journal Article J Am Geriatr Soc · April 2016 OBJECTIVES: To systematically review longitudinal studies examining the association between oral health and cognitive decline. DESIGN: Studies published between January 1993 and March 2013 were identified by search of English language publications in PubMe ... Full text Link to item Cite

Trajectories of depressive symptoms and oral health outcomes in a community sample of older adults.

Journal Article Int J Geriatr Psychiatry · January 2016 OBJECTIVE: Adverse outcomes associated with chronic depressive symptoms are of clinical importance. The objective was to identify subgroups of older adults based on their trajectories of depressive symptoms over a 10-year period and determine if these subg ... Full text Link to item Cite

Severity of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Nursing Home Residents.

Journal Article Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders extra · January 2016 We aimed at assessing time shift in the severity of neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in nursing home residents between 2004/2005 and 2010/2011 and associations between NPS and socio-demographic variables, physical health status, dementia severity, and the u ... Full text Cite

Forty-Year Trends in Tooth Loss Among American Adults With and Without Diabetes Mellitus: An Age-Period-Cohort Analysis.

Journal Article Preventing chronic disease · December 2015 IntroductionThis study aimed to assess the trends in tooth loss among adults with and without diabetes mellitus in the United States and racial/ethnic disparities in tooth loss patterns, and to evaluate trends in tooth loss by age, birth cohorts, ... Full text Cite

Nursing Workforce in Hubei China: Implications for the Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine Education.

Journal Article Holistic nursing practice · November 2015 Research evidence suggests that educating nurses about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) significantly improves their nursing care practice and the health care outcomes of community residents. The purpose of this study was to describe the current use of T ... Full text Cite

Changes of Health Status and Institutionalization Among Older Adults in China.

Journal Article Journal of aging and health · October 2015 ObjectiveTo examine rates of institutionalization of Chinese older adults aged 65+ and the impact of changes in health status on the likelihood of institutionalization.MethodUsing data from the 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2011 waves of the Chin ... Full text Cite

Oral Health among Older Chinese Immigrants and Implications for Social Work Practice

Journal Article Health and Social Work · August 1, 2015 This study reviewed the existing literature on oral health among older Chinese immigrants and discussed intervention strategies for improving the oral health of older Chinese immigrants in the context of social work practice. A systematic review was conduc ... Full text Cite

Dental care utilization among caregivers who care for older adults.

Journal Article Research on aging · May 2015 The goal of this study was to investigate individual and contextual factors associated with dental care utilization by U.S. informal caregivers. The sample included all 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System respondents who completed the caregiver ... Full text Cite

Adaptive leadership framework for chronic illness: framing a research agenda for transforming care delivery.

Journal Article ANS. Advances in nursing science · April 2015 We propose the Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness as a novel framework for conceptualizing, studying, and providing care. This framework is an application of the Adaptive Leadership Framework developed by Heifetz and colleagues for business. ... Full text Cite

A urinary incontinence continuing education online course for community health nurses in South Korea.

Journal Article Journal of continuing education in nursing · April 2015 BackgroundAlthough urinary incontinence is prevalent among older women living in rural Korea, a lack of awareness and education exists in this population and among health professionals. Geographic isolation and limited resources also contribute to ... Full text Cite

Dental care utilization among older adults with cognitive impairment in the USA.

Journal Article Geriatr Gerontol Int · March 2015 AIM: We examined the relationship between cognitive impairment and dental care utilization among older adults in the USA. METHODS: A total of 329 older adults aged 70 years and older in West Virginia, USA, were included in the present analyses. We carried ... Full text Link to item Cite

Factors associated with traditional Chinese medicine utilization among urban community health centers in Hubei Province of China.

Journal Article Asia-Pacific journal of public health · March 2015 This study aims to examine resources and utilization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and factors influencing TCM utilization in urban community health centers (CHCs) in Hubei Province of China. A cross-sectional survey including 234 government-owned ... Full text Cite

The effect of a urinary incontinence self-management program for older women in South Korea: A pilot study

Journal Article International Journal of Nursing Sciences · March 1, 2015 Background Although self-management approaches have shown strong evidence of positive outcomes for urinary incontinence prevention and management, few programs have been developed for Korean rural communities. Objectives This pilot study aimed to develop, ... Full text Open Access Cite

Self-reported diabetes treatment among Chinese middle-aged and older adults with diabetes: Comparison of urban residents, migrants in urban settings, and rural residents

Journal Article International Journal of Nursing Sciences · March 1, 2015 Purpose To compare self-reported diabetes treatments among Chinese urban residents, rural migrants in urban settings, and rural residents. Methods Data from 993 diabetics at least 45 years of age were collected from the China Health and Retirement Longitud ... Full text Cite

Self-reported functional and general health status among older respondents in China: the impact of age, gender, and place of residence.

Journal Article Asia-Pacific journal of public health · March 2015 This study made comparisons of self-reported functional and general health status between Chinese women and men in different age-groups in rural and urban settings and examined multiple factors relating to these health statuses in older adults. This study ... Full text Cite

Undermet needs for assistance in personal activities of daily living among community-dwelling oldest old in China from 2005 to 2008.

Journal Article Research on aging · February 2015 Based on the 2005 and 2008 Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey, this study examined the prevalence of undermet needs for assistance in personal activities of daily living (ADL) and its associated risk factors among the oldest old aged 80+. Multil ... Full text Cite

Treatment of chronic conditions with traditional Chinese medicine: findings from traditional Chinese medicine hospitals in Hubei, China.

Journal Article J Altern Complement Med · January 2015 OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to document clinical use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for chronic conditions in all TCM hospitals in a Chinese province and to recommend treatments most in need of evaluation for use in community health centers. DESIGN ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association between tooth loss and cognitive function among 3063 Chinese older adults: a community-based study.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2015 BackgroundOral health has been found to be associated with cognitive function in basic research and epidemiology studies. Most of these studies had no comprehensive clinical diagnosis on cognitive function. This study firstly reported the associat ... Full text Cite

The Effects of Qigong for Adults with Chronic Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Journal Article The American journal of Chinese medicine · January 2015 A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of qigong as a treatment for chronic pain. Five electronic databases were searched from their date of establishment until July 2014. The review included 10 randomized clinical trials (RCTs) th ... Full text Cite

Association between Elder Mistreatment and Suicidal Ideation among Community-Dwelling Chinese Older Adults in the USA.

Journal Article Gerontology · January 2015 BackgroundElder mistreatment and suicidal ideation are important public health concerns among aging populations. However, very few studies have been conducted to explore the association between elder mistreatment and suicidal ideation.Objectiv ... Full text Cite

Social stratification and tooth loss among middle-aged and older Americans from 1988 to 2004.

Journal Article Community Dent Oral Epidemiol · December 2014 OBJECTIVES: Tooth retention has improved over the past few decades, but it is not known whether these trends have been observed across all demographic/socioeconomic subgroups. We examined number of missing teeth among dentate individuals (n = 9,113) as wel ... Full text Link to item Cite

Staff characteristics and care in Chinese nursing homes: A systematic literature review

Journal Article International Journal of Nursing Sciences · December 1, 2014 The need for institutional long-term care (LTC) services, including nursing homes (NHs), is increasing in Mainland China in part due to the aging population and changing family structures. In developing NH staff training programs, a review is needed to syn ... Full text Cite

Social stratification, oral hygiene, and trajectories of dental caries among old Americans.

Journal Article J Aging Health · September 2014 OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed how oral hygiene (i.e., brushing, rinsing, and flossing) influences the trajectories of dental caries (i.e., numbers of decayed, missing, and filled teeth) among older Americans within the context of social stratification. ME ... Full text Link to item Cite

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Preventive Care Practice Among U.S. Nursing Home Residents.

Journal Article Journal of aging and health · June 2014 ObjectiveTo assess racial/ethnic disparities in preventive care practices among U.S. nursing home residents.MethodTo implement the Institute of Medicine definition of health care disparity, we used the rank-and-replace adjustment method t ... Full text Cite

Tooth loss in Appalachia and the Mississippi delta relative to other regions in the United States, 1999-2010.

Journal Article American journal of public health · May 2014 ObjectivesWe examined regional variation in tooth loss in the United States from 1999 to 2010.MethodsWe used 6 waves of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and data on county characteristics to describe regional trends in tooth ... Full text Cite

Social isolation and cognitive function in Appalachian older adults.

Journal Article Research on aging · March 2014 ObjectiveInvestigating the relation between social isolation and cognitive function will allow us to identify components to incorporate into cognitive interventions.MethodData were collected from 267 Appalachian older adults (M = 78.5, ra ... Full text Cite

Racial and ethnic differences in obesity and overweight as predictors of the onset of functional impairment.

Journal Article Journal of the American Geriatrics Society · January 2014 ObjectivesTo examine racial and ethnic differences in the effects of body mass index (BMI) on the onset of functional impairment over 10 years of follow-up.DesignLongitudinal analyses of a cohort from a nationally representative survey of ... Full text Cite

Mobile technology for health care in rural China

Journal Article International Journal of Nursing Sciences · January 1, 2014 With the proliferation of mobile technologies in China, the Chinese mobile medical applications market is growing rapidly. This may be particularly useful for Chinese rural populations who have limited access to quality medical care where mobile technologi ... Full text Cite

Racial disparities in trajectories of dental caries experience.

Journal Article Community Dent Oral Epidemiol · December 2013 OBJECTIVES: This study charted the trajectories of dental caries, including decayed teeth, missing teeth and filled teeth among older Americans over a 5-year period. In particular, it focused on racial differences in the levels of and rates of change in de ... Full text Link to item Cite

Trends of edentulism among middle-aged and older Asian Americans.

Journal Article Am J Public Health · September 2013 OBJECTIVES: We estimated national trends of the prevalence of edentulism (complete tooth loss) for Asian American subgroups in the United States and investigated factors that could contribute to improvements in edentulism across populations over time. METH ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cognitive function and oral health-related quality of life in older adults.

Journal Article J Am Geriatr Soc · September 2013 OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between cognitive function and self-reported oral health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in community-dwelling older adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Community in West Virginia. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred twe ... Full text Link to item Cite

Views on lifestyle change from caregivers of people with cognitive impairment in China

Journal Article SAGE Open · August 1, 2013 Lifestyle changes such as in physical exercise, social activity, and diet can mitigate cognitive decline and improve quality of life in caregivers and care recipients with cognitive impairment. However, caregiver perspectives on lifestyle change remain lar ... Full text Cite

How do older people describe others with cognitive impairment? A multiethnic study in the United States

Journal Article Ageing and Society · May 6, 2013 We studied how older people describe others with cognitive impairment. Forty-two focus groups represented African Americans, American Indians, Chinese Americans, Latinos, Vietnamese Americans, and Whites other than Latinos (Whites) (N=396, ages 50+), in ni ... Full text Open Access Cite

Trends in ADL and IADL disability in community-dwelling older adults in Shanghai, China, 1998-2008.

Journal Article The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences · May 2013 ObjectivesWe investigated trends in activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) disability from 1998 to 2008 among elder adults in Shanghai, China.MethodOur data came from 4 waves of the Shanghai Lo ... Full text Cite

Beliefs and communication practices regarding cognitive functioning among consumers and primary care providers in the United States, 2009.

Journal Article Preventing chronic disease · April 2013 IntroductionLimited research has examined primary care providers' communication with patients about maintaining cognitive functioning. Our study's objective was to compare the perceptions of consumers and primary care providers related to beliefs ... Full text Cite

Racial and Ethnic Variations in Preventive Dental Care Utilization among Middle-Aged and Older Americans, 1999-2008.

Journal Article Frontiers in public health · January 2013 ObjectiveThis study examined recent trends of preventive dental care utilization among Americans aged 50 and above, focusing on variations across racial and ethnic groups including Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and As ... Full text Cite

Caregivers in China: knowledge of mild cognitive impairment.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2013 This study aimed to examine the experience and knowledge of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) among Chinese family caregivers of individuals with MCI. The sample was recruited from memory clinics in Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan, China. In-depth semi-structured ... Full text Cite

Beliefs and communication practices regarding cognitive functioning among consumers and primary care providers in the United States, 2009

Journal Article Preventing Chronic Disease · January 1, 2013 Introduction Limited research has examined primary care providers' communication with patients about maintaining cognitive functioning. Our study's objective was to compare the perceptions of consumers and primary care providers related to beliefs and comm ... Full text Cite

Prevention of cognitive impairment: Physician perceptions and practices

Journal Article Journal of Applied Gerontology · December 1, 2012 The public is increasingly inundated with suggestions on how they can reduce their risk of developing cognitive impairment or dementia and are turning to physicians for advice. This study examines physicians' perceptions and practices related to reducing c ... Full text Cite

Racial disparities in trajectories of oral health

Journal Article Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology · December 2012 Cite

Intensity of grandparent caregiving and life satisfaction among rural chinese older adults: a longitudinal study using latent difference score analysis.

Journal Article Family & community health · October 2012 This study examined how life satisfaction and grandparent caregiving intensity changed over time among rural Chinese older adults, and whether there was a leading predictor between grandparent caregiving intensity and life satisfaction. Using 4 waves of da ... Full text Cite

A part of social construction, developing a long-term care system for an aging society.

Journal Article China Academy of Social Science Review · October 2012 Cite

High throughput DNA sequencing to detect differences in the subgingival plaque microbiome in elderly subjects with and without dementia.

Journal Article Investig Genet · September 21, 2012 BACKGROUND: To investigate the potential association between oral health and cognitive function, a pilot study was conducted to evaluate high throughput DNA sequencing of the V3 region of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene for determining the relative abundance of ... Full text Link to item Cite

Oral health related quality of life among older adults in Central China.

Journal Article Community dental health · September 2012 AimTo obtain information about the impact of oral health status on the quality of life in older adults in Central China, and furthermore, to investigate the influence of various demographic and socio-economic factors on oral health related quality ... Cite

Experiences and concerns of family caregivers providing support to people with dementia: A cross-cultural perspective

Journal Article Dementia · July 2012 We examined experiences and concerns among caregivers of community-dwelling people with dementia from two ethnic groups. We conducted a thematic analysis of responses to the question, ‘What is your life like as a caregiver?’ in nine focus groups (n = 75) w ... Full text Cite

Edentulism trends among middle-aged and older adults in the United States: comparison of five racial/ethnic groups.

Journal Article Community Dent Oral Epidemiol · April 2012 OBJECTIVES: This study examined edentulism trends among adults aged 50 and above in five ethnic groups in the United States: Asians, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and non-Hispanic Caucasians. METHODS: Data came from the National Health In ... Full text Link to item Cite

Hygiene self-care of older adults in West Virginia: effects of gender.

Journal Article Journal of dental hygiene : JDH · January 2012 PurposeThis study investigated whether oral hygiene self-care behavior differs between genders in older adults in Appalachia, a geographic area with significant oral health concerns. Identify ing the practices of older adults may provide valuable ... Cite

Beliefs about promoting cognitive health among Filipino Americans who care for persons with dementia.

Journal Article International journal of aging & human development · January 2012 We examined beliefs about promoting cognitive health among Filipino Americans who care for persons with dementia, their awareness of media information about cognitive health, and their suggestions for communicating such information to other caregivers. We ... Full text Cite

Social network and health: A comparison of Chinese older adults in Shanghai and elderly immigrants in Boston

Journal Article International Journal of Social Welfare · October 1, 2011 The association between social network and health in older Chinese immigrants in the USA and their counterparts in China was examined using data from 177 Chinese immigrants in Boston, USA and 428 respondents in Shanghai, China. The results showed that Chin ... Full text Cite

Older adults' concerns about cognitive health: Commonalities and differences among six United States ethnic groups

Journal Article Ageing and Society · October 1, 2011 We studied concerns about cognitive health among ethnically diverse groups of older adults. The study was grounded in theories of health behaviour and the representation of health and illness. We conducted 42 focus groups (N=396, ages 50+) in four language ... Full text Open Access Cite

How can we maintain oral health in the elderly?

Journal Article Aging Health · August 1, 2011 Full text Cite

Can the New Cooperative Medical Scheme promote rural elders' access to health-care services?

Journal Article Geriatrics & gerontology international · July 2011 The aim of the present study was to examine the impact of the New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) on rural elders' access to health-care services. Articles were identified from PubMed, Elsevier, Wiley, EBSCO, EMBASE, SCI Expanded, ProQuest, Google, and C ... Full text Cite

Differences in self-reported oral health among community-dwelling black, Hispanic, and white elders.

Journal Article J Aging Health · March 2011 OBJECTIVE: To compare differences in self-rated oral health among community-dwelling Black, Hispanic, and White adults aged 60 and older. METHOD: A total of 4,859 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2004) provided sel ... Full text Link to item Cite

Use of 16S ribosomal RNA gene analyses to characterize the bacterial signature associated with poor oral health in West Virginia.

Journal Article BMC oral health · March 2011 BackgroundWest Virginia has the worst oral health in the United States, but the reasons for this are unclear. This pilot study explored the etiology of this disparity using culture-independent analyses to identify bacterial species associated with ... Full text Open Access Cite

Oral health among white, black, and Mexican-American elders: an examination of edentulism and dental caries.

Journal Article J Public Health Dent · 2011 OBJECTIVES: To examine racial/ethnic disparities in oral health among older Americans. METHODS: Differences in frequency of edentulism and number of decayed, missing, and filled teeth were assessed in 2,679 non-Hispanic white, 742 non-Hispanic black, and 9 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Ethnically diverse older adults' beliefs about staying mentally sharp.

Journal Article International journal of aging & human development · January 2011 This study examined diverse older adults' (n = 396, ages 50+) views about how to stay mentally sharp. We conducted 42 focus groups in four languages at nine United States locations using a standardized discussion guide and methods. The groups represented A ... Full text Cite

Depressive symptoms and health problems among Chinese immigrant elders in the US and Chinese elders in China.

Journal Article Aging Ment Health · August 2010 OBJECTIVES: Researchers speculate that depression tends to be more prevalent among immigrant elders due to their lack of resources, acculturation stress, language problems, and social isolation. However, other characteristics of elderly immigrants, such as ... Full text Link to item Cite

Dementia Care Programs and Services for Chinese Americans in the U.S.

Journal Article Ageing International · July 8, 2010 The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of development of dementia caregiving models for Chinese Americans in the U. S. This study reviewed some existing programs and interventions for Chinese dementia caregivers that were provided by service o ... Full text Cite

Hyposalivation and xerostomia in dentate older adults.

Journal Article J Am Dent Assoc · March 2010 BACKGROUND: Older adults are susceptible to reduced saliva production related to certain medications, radiation and chronic conditions. Many of these people have many physical and oral health problems and limited access to dental care. The use of effective ... Full text Link to item Cite

Recruitment of rural and cognitively impaired older adults for dental research.

Journal Article Spec Care Dentist · 2010 The recruitment of community-dwelling older adults, particularly those with cognitive impairment and those residing in rural areas, has been consistently challenging for researchers, especially in the dental field. This study reports on recruitment experie ... Full text Link to item Cite

Workforce issues in residential care facilities in rural China

Journal Article Journal of Housing for the Elderly · November 11, 2009 This study examined contemporary frontline workforce issues related to residential care for elders in rural China. Residential facilities in rural China are in transition from exclusively providing shelter to childless elders to providing long-term care fo ... Full text Cite

Long-term care arrangements in rural China: review of recent developments.

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Directors Association · September 2009 Developing long-term care systems for the elderly has become an increasingly urgent policy issue in China, especially in rural areas. This article provides an overview of the current status of long-term care development in rural China and discussion on the ... Full text Cite

Lifespan influences on mid- to late-life cognitive function in a Chinese birth cohort.

Journal Article Neurology · July 21, 2009 OBJECTIVE: To explore factors throughout the lifespan that influence cognition in midlife to late life. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective birth cohort study of 2,062 individuals born during 1921-1954 in Beijing, China. In 2003-2005, birth records were ... Full text Link to item Cite

Attitudes about aging well among a diverse group of older Americans: implications for promoting cognitive health.

Journal Article The Gerontologist · June 2009 PurposeTo examine perceptions about aging well in the context of cognitive health among a large and diverse group of older adults.Design and methodsForty-two focus groups were conducted with older adults living in the community (N = 396; ... Full text Cite

Gender differences in views about cognitive health and healthy lifestyle behaviors among rural older adults.

Journal Article The Gerontologist · June 2009 PurposeResearch suggests that men and women often differ in knowledge and beliefs about causes and treatments of a variety of diseases. This study examines gender differences in views about cognitive health and behaviors that have been associated ... Full text Cite

Getting the message out about cognitive health: a cross-cultural comparison of older adults' media awareness and communication needs on how to maintain a healthy brain.

Journal Article The Gerontologist · June 2009 PurposeEvidence suggests that physical activity and healthy diets may help to maintain cognitive function, reducing risks of developing Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Using a cross-cultural focus, we describe older adults' awareness ab ... Full text Cite

Promoting cognitive health: a formative research collaboration of the healthy aging research network.

Journal Article The Gerontologist · June 2009 PurposeEvidence suggests that healthy lifestyles may help maintain cognitive health. The Prevention Research Centers Healthy Aging Research Network, 9 universities collaborating with their communities and the Centers for Disease Control and Preven ... Full text Cite

The public's perceptions about cognitive health and Alzheimer's disease among the U.S. population: a national review.

Journal Article The Gerontologist · June 2009 The present review assesses the public's perceptions about cognitive health and Alzheimer's disease among adults in the United States. We searched the published literature and Internet, and contacted experts in the field to locate surveys assessing the pub ... Full text Cite

The two voices of Alzheimer's: attitudes toward brain health by diagnosed individuals and support persons.

Journal Article The Gerontologist · June 2009 PurposeMost individuals with Alzheimer's are cared for in their homes by unpaid family members. Research on caregiving focuses disproportionally on costs of care, service utilization, and negative psychosocial outcomes. Few narrative accounts of A ... Full text Cite

Root caries patterns and risk factors of middle-aged and elderly people in China.

Journal Article Community dentistry and oral epidemiology · June 2009 The objectives of this study were to describe root caries patterns of Chinese adults and to analyze the effect of selected demographic and socioeconomic factors on these patterns. A total sample of 1080 residents aged 35-44-years-old and 1080 residents age ... Full text Cite

Cognitive function and oral health among community-dwelling older adults.

Journal Article J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci · May 2008 BACKGROUND: Both oral health problems and cognitive impairment are relatively common among older adults. Poorer oral health appears to contribute to a decline in quality of life and to be related to various medical conditions. Little is known about the rel ... Full text Link to item Cite

Gender differences in contributory behaviors among the oldest-old Chinese in Shanghai

Journal Article Ageing International · March 2008 This study examined gender differences in factors related to contributory behavior among the oldest-old aged 80+ in Shanghai, China. The study population included a randomly selected sample of 349 community dwelling respondents who lived in five districts. ... Full text Cite

Factors affecting physician visits in Chinese and Chinese immigrant samples.

Journal Article Social science & medicine (1982) · February 2008 This study examines predictors of Western physician utilization using the Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use for Chinese elders who reside in Shanghai and immigrant Chinese elders who reside in the US Chinese elders are under-studied relati ... Full text Cite

Institutional care for elders in rural China.

Journal Article Journal of aging & social policy · January 2008 The long-term care (LTC) literature has been generally associated with industrialized countries. However, LTC needs are increasing in the developing world at a rate that far exceeds than experienced by industrialized countries. Using China as a case study, ... Full text Cite

Socioeconomic status and alcohol use among urban and rural residents in China.

Journal Article Substance use & misuse · January 2008 The association between socioeconomic status (SES) and current regular alcohol use was examined separately for urban and rural residents of Hubei, China, using the third Chinese National Health Service Survey conducted in 2003. A probability sample of 15,6 ... Full text Cite

Cognitive function and dental care utilization among community-dwelling older adults.

Journal Article Am J Public Health · December 2007 OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate the relationship between varying levels of cognitive function and dental care utilization. METHODS: Using data obtained from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2002), we performed weighted descri ... Full text Link to item Cite

Age distribution and risk factors for the onset of severe disability among community-dwelling older adults with functional limitations.

Journal Article Journal of Applied Gerontology · June 2007 This study examines age distribution and risk factors for the onset of severe disability among community-dwelling older adults with functional limitations. Data were obtained from the initial community-dwelling sample (n = 6,088) of the National Long-Term ... Full text Link to item Cite

Community-based long-term care in urban setting: the case of Shanghai.

Journal Article Chinese Population Studies · 2007 Cite

Dental service utilization among urban and rural older adults in China -- a brief communication.

Journal Article Journal of public health dentistry · January 2007 ObjectivesChina's health care system is bifurcated in nature between rural and urban areas. In addition, there is a huge gap in socioeconomic status between rural and urban residents. The purpose of the study was to examine the factors related to ... Full text Cite

Gender differences in contributory behaviors among the oldest old in the U.S. and China.

Journal Article Chinese Journal of Population Science · 2006 The paper compares the contributory behavior and the related factors among the oldest old in China and the U. S., and finds that respondents of both countries provided a greater range of contributions to families than to friends/neighbors. The females in b ... Cite

Are contributory behaviors related to culture?: Comparison of the oldest old in the United States and in China

Journal Article Ageing International · September 2005 The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of culture on contributory behaviors within the context of family, friends, and neighbors among the oldest old in the United States and in China. The study was conducted in suburban areas of Boston in 1996 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Health care and social service use among Chinese immigrant elders.

Journal Article Research in nursing & health · April 2005 We explored patterns and reasons for health and social service use among Chinese immigrant elders. Interviews were conducted with 27 Chinese immigrant elders, 11 adult care giving children, and 12 health and social service providers. Content analysis of th ... Full text Cite

Emerging services for community-based long-term care in urban China: a systematic analysis of Shanghai's community-based agencies.

Journal Article Journal of aging & social policy · January 2005 China's rapid economic reforms, coupled with the changes in age composition of the demographic structure, have greatly affected the traditional family support system. In response to these changes, efforts to develop new models of community-based long-term ... Full text Cite

Comparison of utilization of dental care services among Chinese- and Russian-speaking immigrant elders.

Journal Article Journal of public health dentistry · January 2005 ObjectiveThe purpose of the study was to identify factors predictive of use of dental services among Chinese- and Russian-speaking immigrant elders.MethodsThe data for this analysis were collected from the 1997 survey "Assessing public he ... Full text Cite

Teaching Chinese health care professionals about community-based long-term care (CBLTC) in China.

Journal Article Gerontology & geriatrics education · January 2005 Academic exchanges between the U.S. and other countries around the world are increasing and teaching students abroad is part of this trend. China is in its initial stage of developing gerontology education and is in great need of new concepts and ideas for ... Full text Cite

Chronic illnesses and depression among Chinese immigrant elders

Journal Article Journal of Gerontological Social Work · 2004 Objectives: The purpose of the study is to explore the unique effects of various chronic illnesses on depression in a sample of Chinese immigrant elders. Methods: The data were collected in the Greater Boston area at various social service agencies, social ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cognitive function and acute care utilization.

Journal Article The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences · January 2003 OBJECTIVES: Little is known about variation in cognitive function across the aged population, or how use and costs of health care vary with cognitive impairment. This study was designed to create a typology of cognitive function in a nationally representat ... Cite

Left ventricular ejection fraction test rates for Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure.

Journal Article American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality · April 2002 The left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) test rate is increasingly used as a quality of care indicator for patients with heart failure. Our study produced benchmark LVEF test rates in a Medicare fee-for-service population for consideration by a clinic ... Cite

Chinese Dementia Specialist Education Program: training Chinese American health care professionals as dementia experts.

Journal Article Home health care services quarterly · January 2002 A Chinese Dementia Specialist Education Program (CDSEP) was launched in the Greater Boston Area to educate Chinese American health care providers who lacked adequate dementia education and services. This program trained bilingual health care providers to i ... Full text Cite

Job characteristics and leisure physical activity

Journal Article Journal of Aging and Health · November 2000 Examined the relationship of regular leisure physical activity and job-associated physical demands and stress of older workers. 6,433 full-time workers (aged 51--61 yrs) who were part of the 1992 Health and Retirement Study reported demographic characteris ... Full text Link to item Cite

Family care for elders: nursing students’ perspectives.

Journal Article International Medicine · 2000 Cite

Nursing cost and financial support for elders in the U.S.

Journal Article International Medicine · 1999 Cite

Private pension and women’s economic status in the U.S.

Journal Article Shanghai Science on Aging · 1999 Cite

Lifestyle and health status among the oldest old in the U.S.

Journal Article Medicine and Society · 1999 Cite

Caring for dementia patients in the U.S.

Journal Article East China Science and Technology · 1998 Cite

Productive aging in the U.S.

Journal Article Shanghai Science on Aging · 1998 Cite

Countermeasures to the challenges of population aging

Journal Article Research on Aging · 1992 Cite

Peasants' leisure time and sports in Shanghai.

Journal Article Sports Forum · 1989 Cite