Aging among older Asian and Pacific Islander Americans: What improves health-related quality of life?
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Identify social and cultural factors that are likely important for the health-related quality of life of aging Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Analyze whether certain social and cultural factors have differing health effects for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who are ages 45-64 versus ages 65-90. Discuss the implications of age-specific social and cultural influences on health-related quality of life among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and identify needed future research.
Keyword(s): Aging, Asian and Pacific Islanders
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a medical sociologist who has published on aging, trajectories of socio-medical and clinical phenomena, cross-cultural Japanese gerontology, social-psychology of decision making, health workforce needs, and informed consent with older adults. I received MA and PhD degrees in sociology from the University of Chicago, and completed a National Science Foundation Fellowship at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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