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Memory functions of Taiwanese American older adults

TitleMemory functions of Taiwanese American older adults
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsSuen, L-jenW, Morris, DLynn, McDougall, Jr., GJ
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing ResearchWestern Journal of Nursing Research
Date PublishedMar
ISBN Number0193-9459<br/>1552-8456
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2004-11196-012
Keywords*Aging, *Chinese Cultural Groups, *Cognitive Processes, *Memory, Exercise, Gerontology [2860], Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Aged (65 yrs & older) Very Old (85 yrs & older), Major Depression, memory function, Taiwanese Americans, older adults, sleep, physical activity, depression, memory self-efficacy, Self Efficacy, Sleep, us
AbstractMemory complaints are common among older adults, of which ethnic minorities are the fastest growing group. Little is known about the memory function of Taiwanese American older adults. This article utilizes a cross-sectional, correlational design to examine the relationship between sleep, physical activity, depression, and memory self-efficacy and memory function and to determine the variance in memory function explained by the four independent variables and six control variables in Taiwanese American older adults. Memory self-efficacy correlated significantly with memory performance. Among the independent variables and control variables, age was the strongest predictor of memory function. A simultaneous multiple regression analysis showed that the four independent and six control variables together accounted for 41.8% of the variance in memory function. Results of this study are consistent with that of many other studies conducted in the United States: Memory declined with age. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).
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