The study finds that level of literacy, rural residence, social support, intergenerational relationships, and negative perceptions of aging were significant factors predicting hospital utilization.
Higher odds for willingness to use a nursing home were observed among those with advanced age, female gender, Korean ethnicity (compared with Chinese), better education, presence of a chronic medical condition, longer years of residence in the U.S., and lower levels of family solidarity.
The Role of Social Capital in the Relationship Between Physical Constraint and Mental Distress in Older Adults: A Latent Interaction Model
Findings from the study show those with a low level of social capital had a heightened vulnerability to mental distress when faced with physical constraint, whereas those with a high level of social capital demonstrated resilience.
Willingness to use Mental Health Counseling and Antidepressants in Older Korean Americans: The Role of Beliefs and Stigma about Depression
Results from the study suggest that cultural beliefs and stigmas shared within an ethnic community should be considered when addressing mental health problems and promoting the use of mental health services.
Activity Engagement and Cognitive Function: Findings From a Community-Dwelling U.S. Chinese Aging Population Study
The study illustrates the importance of increasing older adults’ exposure to cognitively stimulating and socially integrated activities or environments, which may help to preserve the cognitive function of older adults.
Exploring Relationships of Psychological Sense of Community With Self-Rated Health and Depressive Symptoms Among Older Chinese Americans
After controlling for sociodemographics, researchers find that a higher level of psychological sense of community was related to a lower likelihood of self-reporting poor or fair health and of developing more depressive symptoms.
Support From Migrant Children and Depressive Symptoms Among Chinese Older Adults in Transnational Families
Maintaining emotionally supportive relationships with their migrant children abroad may help to prevent depressive symptoms among older adults, especially among those with functional limitations and who have no children remaining in the home country, according to the study.
Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships in Chinese Immigrant Families in Los Angeles: Roles of Acculturation and the Middle Generation
The study finds that the majority of Chinese immigrant grandparents maintained close relationships with their grandchildren, and grandparents’ adjustments of acculturation played an important role through improved English language proficiency, acceptance of American culture and adjusted expectations.
Findings from the study suggest that acculturation can promote activity engagement probably through media use and social relations, whereby older adults may acquire information about opportunities for various activities.
The goal of the study was to explore the typologies of health information source and their predictability to unmet healthcare needs.