The Roybal Institute maintains a regularly updated database of the most recent academic literature and relevant reports that focus on issues affecting minority elders and their families. The bibliography is not intended to be exhaustive, but we hope it provides useful and timely information for researchers, policy advocates, health service providers and others who wish to learn more about aging and diverse populations.
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White, A., Richardson, L.C., et al. (2013). Socioeconomic Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment Among Older Women . Journal of Women's Health
The study finds that there were no racial differences in breast cancer treatment initiation or completion between older black and white women enrolled in Medicare, but there were differences by socioeconomic status.
Ahn, S., Lee-Smith, M., Cho, J., et al. (2013). Hypertension Awareness and Associated Factors Among Older Chinese Adults. Frontiers in Public Health
In spite of the improving hypertension awareness in China, the levels of hypertension awareness are are still very concerning, according to the study.
Ayanian, J.Z., Landon, B.E., Zaslavsky, A.M. & Newhouse, J.P. (2013). Racial and Ethnic Differences in Use of Mammography Between Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare. Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Among other results, researchers find that mammography rates were statistically significantly higher for black, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander women in HMOs and statistically significantly lower for all three groups in traditional Medicare.
Zimmer, Z., Fang, X. & Tang, Z. (2013). Fifteen-Year Disability Trends Among Older Persons in the Beijing Municipality of China. Journal of Aging and Health
Results from the study showed increasing disability trends experienced by men and stable or decreasing trends by women.
Gamaldo, A.A., McNeely, J.M, et al. (2013). Racial Differences in Self-Reports of Short Sleep Duration in an Urban-Dwelling Environment. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B
One of the aims of the study was to examine whether there were racial differences in sleep duration in the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Disparities across the Life Span (HANDLS) study.
Kim, B.J. & Ahn, J. (2013). Factors that Influence Suicidal Ideation Among Elderly Korean Immigrants: Focus on Diatheses and Stressors. Aging & Mental Health
The study finds that neuroticism and hopelessness were significantly associated with suicidal ideation.
Pesek, T., Reminick, R. & Nair, M.D. (2010). Secrets of Long Life: Cross-Cultural Explorations in Sustainably Enhancing Vitality and Promoting Longevity via Elders’ Practice Wisdom. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing
The study finds that the practices followed by some of the longest living elders promote the propagation of healthful lifestyles.
Wolinsky, F.D., Ayyagari, P., et al. (2013). Lower Extremity Function Trajectories in the African American Health Cohort. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A
The African American Health Cohort included 998 self-identified African American men and women 49-65 years old at the time of their baseline interviews.
Kally, Z., Cherry, D.L., et al. (2013). Asian Pacific Islander Dementia Care Network: A Model of Care for Under-served Communities . Journal of Gerontological Social Work
The study presents the results of the work of the Asian Pacific Islander Dementia Care Network in Los Angeles.
Ficker, L.J., Lysack, C.L., Hanna, M. & Lichtenberg, P.A. (2013). Perceived Cognitive Impairment among African American elders: health and functional impairments in daily life. Aging & Mental Health
Among other results, researchers find that urban African Americans in their study reported significantly higher levels of Perceived Cognitive Impairment than had been previously reported.