Young-Shin Lee

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OBJECTIVE To examine physical activity levels among adults with depression. METHODS Cross-sectional descriptive study with the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey, 2005-2006. SAMPLE Four thousand and fifty-eight men and women aged 20 years and older. MEASURES Self-reported Patient Health Questionnaire [PHQ-9] for depression,(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity (PA) is effective in controlling blood pressure (BP) and is important in the treatment and prevention of hypertension in the elderly. Reasons for engaging in regular PA are complex and are influenced by personal, interpersonal, and environmental factors. OBJECTIVE To test a predictive model of PA in older adults with(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of xerostomia and related factors among low-income older adults in South Korea. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional, population-based study. METHODS Using data from the Home Healthcare Service Project, a population-based interview survey with home healthcare service, a total of 9,840 adults 65(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine physical activity (PA) in multiple contexts (household, walking, and leisure-time PA) and blood pressure (BP) across gender and income among older adults living independently. METHODS A convenience sample of 372 older adults completed 2 BP measurements and PA questionnaires. RESULTS Older adults with high incomes (≥$30,000) engaged(More)
Using data from a larger study, we explored the characteristics of preventive health care practices (influenza vaccination, mammogram, and Pap test) among a representative sample of 1,786 Korean American women residing in California by telephone. Three preventive health care practices were related to the goals set by Healthy People 2010. Participants with(More)
PURPOSES To identify attitudes and bias toward aging between Asian and White students and identify factors affecting attitudes toward aging. METHODS A cross-sectional sample of 308 students in a nursing program completed the measure of Attitudes Toward Older People and Aging Quiz electronically. FINDINGS There were no differences in positive attitudes(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the predictive validity of the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) as a screening tool for fall risks among those with varied levels of balance. A total of 21 studies reporting predictive validity of the BBS of fall risk were meta-analyzed. With regard to the overall predictive validity of the BBS, the pooled sensitivity and specificity(More)
PURPOSE To examine relationships between physical activity (PA) and awareness and treatment status of low bone mineral density (BMD) among adults. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Stratified sample of adults living independently in the community. SUBJECTS A total of 1928 adults aged 50 years and older who participated in the National Health and(More)
Older women are generally more sedentary and less active than older men, but little is known about the specific factors underlying the differences between the genders in physical activity (PA). The purpose of this study was to compare men and women regarding their household leisure time PA, walking activity, and personal and environmental factors related to(More)
OBJECTIVES To measure the degree that elderly persons are knowledgeable about blood pressure (BP) and hypertension in general and are aware of their own BP in particular and to determine the degree that such knowledge and awareness relates to actual BP readings. DESIGN AND SETTING A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at the senior activity(More)