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The present study examined changes in the perceived health of older Korean Americans (n = 141) over a 2-year period: 2003 (T1) and 2005 (T2). A hierarchical regression model of changes in perceived health was estimated with the following array of predictors: (1) background variables (age, gender, marital status, education, and length of stay in the United(More)
PURPOSE To expand knowledge concerning the significance of kin relationships in caregiving, this study assessed predictors of the timing of institutionalization for persons with dementia. The focus was on whether use of adult day care by wives and daughters holds the same implications for placement. DESIGN AND METHODS Guided by a caregiving stress process(More)
We examined the psychopharmacological services provided within 3 months of nursing home (NH) admission to a whole population of newly admitted Florida NH residents 65 years and older (N = 947) for a 1-year period via secondary analyses of selected variables from Medicaid and the Online Survey and Certification and Reporting System. Within 3 months of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the independent and interactive effects of chronic medical conditions and sleep disturbance on depressive symptomatology. The sample (N = 675) consisted of community-dwelling Korean American older adults, a group that has been found to be particularly high in depressive symptomatology. METHODS A hierarchical regression model(More)
This study explored predictors of willingness to use a nursing home in Korean American elders. Andersen's behavioral health model was adapted with predisposing factors (age, gender, education, length of residence in the United States), potential health needs (chronic condition, functional disability, self-perceived health), and network-related enabling(More)
OBJECTIVES Given the importance of sense of mastery for physical and psychological well-being in later life, this study examined the predictors of a sense of mastery among Korean American elders. METHOD The sample included 141 community-dwelling Korean Americans aged 60 and older (M age = 68.5, SD = 6.40), who provided data in both 2003 and 2005. The(More)
AIMS To examine the association between type 2 diabetes and serious psychological distress (SPD) and to assess if SPD was an independent risk factor for health risk behaviors and diabetes care among adults with diabetes. METHODS Cross-sectional analysis was performed using the 2007 California Health Interview Survey with adults in California. Multiple(More)
PURPOSE In recognition of the impact of chronic diseases on mental health and the lack of research on Asian American subgroups, the present study examined subjective perceptions of health as a potential mediator in the association between diabetes and depressive symptoms in Korean American older adults. METHODS Multivariate analysis with data from 672(More)
Cognitive ability, personality, flexibility, health, and demographic predictors of the Memory Functioning Questionnaire (MFQ) were examined in a sample of 496 elders (mean age=73.2 yrs; M=207, F=289) in the Seattle Longitudinal Study. Five hierarchical regression analyses were conducted including six primary mental abilities, flexibility, personality,(More)
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