Asian Americans

Disparities in self-reported activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living disability among Asian American subgroups in the United States: Results from the National Health Interview Survey 2001–2003

Alberto Coustasse, M.D., Dr.P.H., Sejong Bae, Ph.D., Cody J. Arvidson, Ph.D., Karan P. Singh, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, July 2008 Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 150–156 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.04.005 Abstract Background The purpose of this study was to compare disability and functional limitations among elderly Asian American subgroups using datasets from the National Health Interview Survey 2001−2003. Methods […]

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The prevalence of sensory deficits, functional limitations, and disability among older Southeast Asians in the United States

Yang MS, Burr JA, Mutchler JE.  Department of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125, USA.  J Aging Health. 2012 Oct;24(7):1252-74. Epub 2012 Sep 3. OBJECTIVE: This study described the prevalence of and risk factors for sensory deficits, cognitive and physical functional limitations, and disability among older Southeast Asian refugees in the United States. […]

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Comparison of disability rates among older adults in aggregated and separate Asian American/Pacific Islander subpopulations.

OBJECTIVES: We assessed the prevalence and adjusted odds of 4 types of disability among 7 groups of older Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) subpopulations, both separately and aggregated, compared with non-Hispanic Whites. METHODS: Data were from the nationally representative 2006 American Community Survey, which included institutionalized and community-dwelling Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (n = 524), Vietnamese (n = […]

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Minority Programs: Asian American Population

The Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)         Format             Organization AAPA was founded by a group of Asian American psychologists and other mental health professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area interested in Asian American psychology and mental health issues.  Since its inception, the Association has advocated on behalf of Asian Americans as well as […]

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Considering context, place and culture: the National Latino and Asian American Study.

This paper provides a rationale for, and overview of, procedures used to develop the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS). The NLAAS is nationally representative community household survey that estimates the prevalence of mental disorders and rates of mental health service utilization by Latinos and Asian Americans in the US. The central aims of […]

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