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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)
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)
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)
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)
  • Lin Zhan
  • 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)
  • Lin Zhan
  • 2007
A survey of the historical development of English from its Indo-European origins to the present. Includes an investigation of the principal changes which have affected English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and vocabulary, and of the ways in which these changes are reflected in contemporary English usage; and an examination of the(More)