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Aging in America: quality of life among older Vietnamese women immigrants

TitleAging in America: quality of life among older Vietnamese women immigrants
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsChu, N, Leasure, AR
JournalJ Cult DiversJ Cult Divers
Date PublishedFall
ISBN Number1071-5568 (Print)<br/>1071-5568 (Linking)
Accession Number20860335
KeywordsAged, 80 and Over, Aged/ psychology/statistics & numerical data, Aging/ psychology, Anthropology, Cultural, Asian Americans/ ethnology, Attitude to Health/ ethnology, Emigrants and Immigrants/ psychology, Family/ethnology, Female, Health Status, Humans, Middle Aged, Midwestern United States, Nursing Methodology Research, Personal Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Resilience, Psychological, Social Support, Socioeconomic Factors, Vietnam/ethnology, Women/ psychology
AbstractThe purpose of this ethnographic research was to describe factors related to and elicit the meaning of "quality of life" in a group of older Vietnamese women immigrants. Thirty-three women who emigrated from Vietnam to the United States after 1978 participated in audiotaped interviews. Ethnographic content analysis was used to identify themes and categories. Major theme ofresiliency and security were identified. The elements of health, functional status and social support were consistent with quality of life concepts described by Flanagan; and, George and Bearon while leisure and recreation was not present.