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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to examine the prevalence and correlates of elder mistreatment among U.S. Chinese older adults. METHOD Data were drawn from the Population-Based Study of ChINese Elderly (PINE) study, a population-based epidemiological survey of 3,159 U.S. Chinese older adults in the Greater Chicago area. The study design was guided by a(More)
BACKGROUND As one of the leading causes of death around the world, suicide is a global public health threat. Due to the paucity of systematic studies, there exist vast variations in suicide ideation, attempts and suicide rates between various regions of Chinese aging communities. OBJECTIVES Our systematic study aims to (1) identify studies describing the(More)
Elder abuse, also called elder mistreatment or elder maltreatment, includes psychological, physical, and sexual abuse, neglect (caregiver neglect and self-neglect), and financial exploitation. Evidence suggests that 1 out of 10 older adults experiences some form of elder abuse, and only a fraction of cases are actually reported to social services agencies.(More)
Recognition of elder abuse and neglect among health care professionals has been a relatively recent phenomenon. Each year, millions of elderly persons suffer as the result of abuse and neglect. Their quality of life is severely jeopardized in the form of worsened functional status and progressive dependency, poorly rated self-health, feelings of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the association between severity of self-neglect and physical function in a population of community-dwelling older adults. METHOD Participants were older adults (N = 1,094) reported to the Chicago Department on Aging for suspected self-neglect from 1993 to 2005, who also participated in the Chicago Health Aging Project. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine loneliness as a risk factor for elder mistreatment in an urban, community-dwelling Chinese population. DESIGN Cross-sectional descriptive study. SETTING Major urban medical center in NanJing, China. PARTICIPANTS Four hundred twelve subjects aged 60 and older who presented to the general medical clinic. The mean age of the(More)
As US populations become increasing diverse, healthcare professionals are facing a heightened challenge to provide cross-cultural care. To date, medical education around the world has developed specific curricula on cultural competence training in acknowledgement of the importance of culturally sensitive and grounded services. This article proposes to move(More)
Self-neglect in the elderly is a pervasive public health issue that affects 1.2 million elderly each year. In working with self-neglect cases, ethical issues are often raised that challenge all professionals. Professional and family's wishes to remove obstacles to the wellbeing of an elderly may be directly in opposition to the individual's wishes. The core(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence of self-neglect and its specific behaviors in a community-dwelling population of older adults. METHOD A population-based cohort study conducted between 2007 and 2010 rated participant's personal and home environment, particularly with regard to hoarding, personal hygiene, house in need of repair, unsanitary conditions,(More)
BACKGROUND Lower levels of health literacy have been associated with adverse health outcomes, especially for older adults. However, limited research has been conducted to understand health literacy levels among Chinese American older adults. METHODS The PINE study is an epidemiological cohort of 3,159 community-dwelling Chinese older adults, 95% of whom(More)