Aging

How does the trajectory of multimorbidity vary across Black, White, and Mexican Americans in middle and old age?

Quiñones AR, Liang J, Bennett JM, Xu X, Ye W.  Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, OR 97239, USA. quinones@ohsu.edu.  J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2011 Nov;66(6):739-49. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbr106. Epub 2011 Oct 3. OBJECTIVES: This research examines intra- and interpersonal […]

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Vulnerability of older Latino and Asian immigrants with limited English proficiency

Kim G, Worley CB, Allen RS, Vinson L, Crowther MR, Parmelee P, Chiriboga DA.  Center for Mental Health and Aging, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA. Giyeon.Kim@ua.edu.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jul;59(7):1246-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03483.x. Epub 2011 Jun 30. OBJECTIVES: To explore the implications of limited English proficiency (LEP) for disparities in health status […]

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Race/ethnic and nativity disparities in later life physical performance: the role of health and socioeconomic status over the life course

Haas SA, Krueger PM, Rohlfsen L.  Center for Population Dynamics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-3701, USA. steven.haas@asu.edu.  J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2012 Mar;67(2):238-48. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbr155. Epub 2012 Mar 5. OBJECTIVES: We examine race/ethnic and nativity differences in objective measures of physical performance (i.e., peak expiratory flow, grip strength, and gait speed) […]

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Theory-guided selection of discrimination measures for racial/ ethnic health disparities research among older adults

Thrasher AD, Clay OJ, Ford CL, Stewart AL.  University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, NC 27599-7440, USA. angela.thrasher@unc.edu.  J Aging Health. 2012 Sep;24(6):1018-43. doi: 10.1177/0898264312440322. Epub 2012 Mar 26. OBJECTIVE: Discrimination may contribute to health disparities among older adults. Existing measures of perceived discrimination have provided important insights but may have […]

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Racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare use, delayed care, and management of diabetes mellitus in older adults in California

Kim G, Ford KL, Chiriboga DA, Sorkin DH.  Center for Mental Health and Aging, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487, USA. Giyeon.Kim@ua.edu.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Dec;60(12):2319-25. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12003. Epub 2012 Nov 29. This study examined racial and ethnic differences in healthcare use, delayed care, and management of care of older adults with a […]

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Disparities in mental health service use of racial and ethnic minority elderly adults

Jimenez DE, Cook B, Bartels SJ, Alegría M.  Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. daniel.e.jimenez@dartmouth.edu.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Jan;61(1):18-25. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12063. Epub 2012 Dec 18. OBJECTIVES: To apply the Institute of Medicine definition of healthcare disparities, to measure disparities in different aspects of episodes of mental […]

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Ethnic disparities in disability among middle-aged and older israeli adults: the role of socioeconomic disadvantage and traumatic life events

Osman A, Walsemann KM.  University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.  J Aging Health. 2013 Apr;25(3):510-31. doi: 10.1177/0898264313478653. OBJECTIVE: We examined the contribution of socioeconomic disadvantage and traumatic life events to ethnic disparities in disability among Israeli adults. METHOD: We used data from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE-Israel), a […]

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Key focal areas for bridging the fields of aging and disability: findings from the growing older with a disability conference

Naidoo V, Putnam M, Spindel A.  York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Int J Integr Care. 2012 Nov 16;12:e201. Print 2012 Oct. Based upon research presented at the 2011 Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (FICCDAT)-and specifically the Growing Older with a Disability (GOWD) conference, this paper identifies areas where bridging building […]

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Geriatric emergency preparedness and response workshops: an evaluation of knowledge, attitudes, intentions, and self-efficacy of participants

Roush RE, Tyson SK. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Dec;6(4):385-92. doi: 10.1001/dmp.2012.63. SOURCE:  Texas Consortium Geriatric Education Center, Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine OBJECTIVE:   Older persons have levels of frailty and disability that place them at far greater risk of harm in disasters than younger adults, making it crucial for all […]

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Comorbidity among older American Indians: the native elder care study

Goins RT, Pilkerton CS.  Department of Community Medicine, Center on Aging, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 9127, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA. rgoins@hsc.wvu.edu.  J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2010 Dec;25(4):343-54. doi: 10.1007/s10823-010-9119-5. Comorbidity is a growing challenge and the older adult population is most at risk of developing comorbid conditions. Comorbidity […]

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