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Neighborhood social cohesion and cognitive function in U.S. Chinese older adults-findings from the PINE study.
Aging Ment Health 2019; 23(9):1113-1121AM

Abstract

Objectives:

The projected increase in the population of older adults in the United States entails a pressing need to examine risk and protective factors associated with cognitive function. This study aims to examine the association between neighborhood social cohesion and cognitive function among older Chinese adults in the United States. Method: Using the first epidemiological survey of older Chinese Americans and applying ordinary least squares and quantile regressions, this study examines the association between neighborhood social cohesion and various domains of cognitive function.

Results:

Results show that neighborhood social cohesion is independently associated with most domains of cognitive function (i.e. global cognition score, and its components such as the Chinese Mini-Mental State Examination and executive function and episodic memory measures).

Conclusion:

This study represents one of a few initial efforts that examined the association between neighborhood social cohesion and cognitive function for Chinese older adults in the United States. Our findings suggest that socially cohesive neighborhoods can provide enriched environments where active lifestyles can be encouraged, and cognitive skills and abilities can be stimulated, practiced, and preserved for older adults.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Department of Sociology , University of Hawaii at Mānoa , Honolulu , Hawaii.b Department of Sociology , University of Hawaii at Mānoa , Honolulu , Hawaii , USA.c School of Social Work , Michigan State University , East Lansing , Michigan.d Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research , Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey , New Brunswick , New Jersey.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30518241

Citation

Zhang, Wei, et al. "Neighborhood Social Cohesion and Cognitive Function in U.S. Chinese Older Adults-findings From the PINE Study." Aging & Mental Health, vol. 23, no. 9, 2019, pp. 1113-1121.
Zhang W, Liu S, Sun F, et al. Neighborhood social cohesion and cognitive function in U.S. Chinese older adults-findings from the PINE study. Aging Ment Health. 2019;23(9):1113-1121.
Zhang, W., Liu, S., Sun, F., & Dong, X. (2019). Neighborhood social cohesion and cognitive function in U.S. Chinese older adults-findings from the PINE study. Aging & Mental Health, 23(9), pp. 1113-1121. doi:10.1080/13607863.2018.1480705.
Zhang W, et al. Neighborhood Social Cohesion and Cognitive Function in U.S. Chinese Older Adults-findings From the PINE Study. Aging Ment Health. 2019;23(9):1113-1121. PubMed PMID: 30518241.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Neighborhood social cohesion and cognitive function in U.S. Chinese older adults-findings from the PINE study. AU - Zhang,Wei, AU - Liu,Sizhe, AU - Sun,Fei, AU - Dong,XinQi, Y1 - 2018/12/06/ PY - 2018/12/7/pubmed PY - 2018/12/7/medline PY - 2018/12/7/entrez KW - Chinese older adults KW - cognitive function KW - neighborhood social cohesion SP - 1113 EP - 1121 JF - Aging & mental health JO - Aging Ment Health VL - 23 IS - 9 N2 - Objectives: The projected increase in the population of older adults in the United States entails a pressing need to examine risk and protective factors associated with cognitive function. This study aims to examine the association between neighborhood social cohesion and cognitive function among older Chinese adults in the United States. Method: Using the first epidemiological survey of older Chinese Americans and applying ordinary least squares and quantile regressions, this study examines the association between neighborhood social cohesion and various domains of cognitive function. Results: Results show that neighborhood social cohesion is independently associated with most domains of cognitive function (i.e. global cognition score, and its components such as the Chinese Mini-Mental State Examination and executive function and episodic memory measures). Conclusion: This study represents one of a few initial efforts that examined the association between neighborhood social cohesion and cognitive function for Chinese older adults in the United States. Our findings suggest that socially cohesive neighborhoods can provide enriched environments where active lifestyles can be encouraged, and cognitive skills and abilities can be stimulated, practiced, and preserved for older adults. SN - 1364-6915 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30518241/Neighborhood_social_cohesion_and_cognitive_function_in_U_S__Chinese_older_adults_findings_from_the_PINE_study_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13607863.2018.1480705 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -