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The maintenance of self-consistency is a task that engages elderly people, and it can be viewed as an indicator of how well a person can cope with stress in the ageing process. However, there is no reliable and valid instrument to date that measures this phenomenon. To help elderly people to accomplish the task warrants the necessity to develop an(More)
PURPOSE We explored cross-cultural similarities and differences in minority family caregivers' perceptions of the onset and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in their relatives, with specific attention to clinical encounters. DESIGN AND METHODS We performed a meta-synthesis of three qualitative studies conducted in Massachusetts with 22 African American,(More)
The magnitude and intensity of medication use in older individuals have been widely discussed. Yet, a paucity of research data exists on medication practices among community-dwelling Chinese American older adults. This study examined factors associated with medication practices in community-dwelling Chinese American older adults. Data were collected through(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary heart disease (CHD) affects 15.8 million Americans. However, data on the national impact of CHD on health-related quality of life, particularly among people of different age, sex, racial, and ethnic groups, are limited. METHODS AND RESULTS Using data from the 2000 and 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, we examined various measures(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate health-promoting measures used by ethnic elderly women. Within the context of this goal, two major research questions were asked: (a) What measures were used by the ethnic elderly women to promote their health? (b) What were the facilitators and barriers with respect to health promotion in this sample? A(More)
  • Lin Zhan
  • Journal of gerontological nursing
  • 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of Chinese American caregivers who provide care for family members with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Individual interviews were conducted with four family caregivers. Results revealed ethnocultural and structural barriers that Chinese family caregivers experienced, including stigmatization of AD in the(More)
Guided by Orem's theory, this study examined the influence of social environmental factors on rehospitalization among home health care patients. Living arrangement, frequency of caregiving, and type of primary informal care were found to be related to functional ability. Measurable differences in clinical status and functional ability were related to the(More)
This study, based on constructs from Roy's adaptation model, examined the relationship between cognitive adaptation processes and self-consistency in hearing-impaired elders (N = 130). Data were collected through survey questionnaires. Major research hypotheses were formulated and tested. Results of this study supported Roy's theoretical proposition of(More)
Dehydration is a common problem among older adults and can negatively affect their health. This cross-sectional descriptive study used survey findings and focus group interviews to investigate dehydration problems among community-dwelling older adults and to identify strategies perceived to be helpful in preventing dehydration in this population. The survey(More)