Special Health Considerations in African-American Elders
- Recruitment of Older African Americans for Survey Research: A Process Evaluation of the Community and Church-Based Strategy in the Durham Elders Project. Reed, Peter; Foley, Kristie Long; Hatch, John; Mutran, Elizabeth // Gerontologist;Feb2003, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p52
Highlights the challenges associated with the process used by the Durham Elders Project in recruiting older Afro-Americans into health survey research. Background on the project; Evaluation of the recruitment process and the lessons learned; Recruitment outcomes.
- Recruitment of black elderly for clinical research studies of dementia: The CERAD experience. Ballard, Edna L.; Nash, Florence // Gerontologist;Aug93, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p561
Reports on a survey of nine Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease (CERAD) sites identifying barriers to recruiting black subjects. Background of CERAD; Barriers to recruitment; Outreach efforts.
- Paranoid Ideation Among Elderly African American Persons. Bazargan, Mohsen; Bazargan, Shahrzad; King, Lewis // Gerontologist;Jun2001, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p366
Investigates the prevalence and correlates of paranoid ideation. Description of variables included in the investigation; Symptoms of the paranoid ideation dimension; Correlation matrix for all variables in study of paranoid ideation among elderly African Americans.
- SHE HAS NOT TAKEN DROP OF MEDICINE FOR 68 YEARS. // Ebony;Nov1952, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p120
The article profiles Sophronia Conway, a 101-year-old widow from Farmhaven, Mississippi who has not been sick since she turned 33.
- A church-based diabetes education program for older, African-American women. Irwin, Cathy; Braithwaite, Ronald // American Journal of Health Studies;1997, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
Proposes a church-based diabetes education program for African-American women aged 65 or older. Self-care concepts include knowledge of diabetes; Exercise; Nutritional and drug management; Self-esteem; Social support; Culturally sensitive interventions; Phases of implementation.
- Blacks said to suffer more from sleep breathing disorder. // New York Amsterdam News;12/23/95, Vol. 86 Issue 51, p52
Reports on a study published by the American Lung Association claiming that elderly African-Americans are more likely to have severe breathing problems during sleep compared to whites. Reduction in blood pressure of patients with sleep apnea and high blood pressure.
- DIABETES MELLITUS AND FUNCTIONAL STATUS IN OLDER INNER CITY AFRICAN AMERICANS. Miller, D. K.; Perry III, H. M.; Kaiser, F. E.; Morley, J. E. // Gerontologist;Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p130
We compared the functional status of 112 older African American inner city-dwelling self-reported diabetics to 533 similar persons who denied having diabetes. A subsample received a physical examination that included multiple measures of upper and lower body strength, balance, and timed physical...
- DENTAL HEALTH AND USE OF DENTAL SERVICES AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN ELDERS IN SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES. Hewlett, E.; Coulter, L.; Black, E.; McQuirter, J.; Kington, R. // Gerontologist;Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p209
Purpose: To describe patterns of self-reported general dental health and use of dental services among a population of urban community-dwelling African American elders. Methods: We present data on 350 community-dwelling African Americans above age 60 who completed a brief screening questionnaire....
- PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS AMONG LOW INCOME OLDER ADULTS. Clark, Daniel O. // Gerontologist;Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p157
Regular, moderate-paced physical activity has been shown to hold considerable health and functional status benefit for adults of all ages. Unfortunately, rates of regular physical activity are low and little information is available on the barriers and facilitators to physical activity among...