Correlates of Self-Rated Health and Self-Rated Mental Health in Older Chinese Americans

Yuri Jang*, Ya Ching Huang, Hyunwoo Yoon, Shumin Lin

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Abstract

The present study examined the factors associated with self-rated health (SRH) and self-rated mental health (SRMH) in a sample of 108 older Chinese Americans (MeanAge=70.6, SD=7.70). SRH and SRMH were highly associated with each other. In the multiple regression models, chronic conditions and functional disability emerged as significant predictors of poor SRH and SRMH. However, the significance of depressive symptoms was only obtained in the model of SRMH. The findings reflect the body–mind connection among older Chinese Americans and provide implications for integrative health promotion efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-315
Number of pages7
JournalSocial Work in Public Health
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • older Chinese Americans
  • Self-rated health
  • self-rated mental health

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