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English language proficiency and health-related quality of life among Chinese and Korean immigrant elders

TitleEnglish language proficiency and health-related quality of life among Chinese and Korean immigrant elders
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsMui, AC, Kang, S-Y, Kang, D, Domanski, MDietz
JournalHealth & Social WorkHealth & Social Work
Volume32
Pagination119-127
Date PublishedMay
ISBN Number0360-7283
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2007-08603-004
Keywords*Chinese Cultural Groups, *Health, *Korean Cultural Groups, *Language Proficiency, *Quality of Life, Community & Social Services [3373], English language proficiency, health related quality of life, Chinese Korean immigrant elders, health care delivery, social work, Health Care Delivery, Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older) Very Old (85 yrs & older), Immigration, Racial and Ethnic Differences, Social Casework, us
AbstractThis study examined the association between English language proficiency and health outcomes in a regional probability sample (n = 205) of elderly Chinese and Korean immigrants. Data support that these two Asian ethnic subgroups differ in English proficiency and health-related quality of life. Chinese and Korean elders had poorer health than the national norms, and poor English proficiency was associated with poorer outcomes for six of eight health outcomes measures. Implications for health care delivery and social work are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).
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