Diversity and aging

The research produced by YU-CARE members and associates with regards to diversity and aging are impactful at the individual, organizational, and societal levels. Research spans from topics including:

  • Diversity in the aging experience;
  • Psycho and socioeconomic conditions of healthy aging; and
  • The role of community programs in older adult living.

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Diversity in the Aging Experience

  1. Verschoor CP, Tamim H. Frailty is inversely related to age at menopause and elevated in women who have had a hysterectomy: an analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 Apr 24. doi: 10.1093/gerona/gly092. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID: 29688443.
  2. Mah, K., Tran, K. T., Gauthier, L. R., Rodin, G., Zimmermann, C., Warr, D., ... & Gagliese, L. (2018). Do Correlates of Pain-Related Stoicism and Cautiousness Differ in Younger and Older People With Advanced Cancer?. JOURNAL OF PAIN,19(3), 301-316. 
  3. Cheung, W. Y., Lee, L. W., Gagliese, L., & Zimmermann, C. (2011). Age and gender differences in symptom intensity and symptom clusters among patients with metastatic cancer. Support Care Cancer19, 417-423. [PDF]
  4. Kuk, J. L., & Arden, C. I. (2010). Age and sex differences in the clustering of metabolic syndrome factors. Diabetes Care33(11), 2457-2461.
  5. Weir, P. L., Meisner, B. A., & Baker, J. (2010). Successful aging across the years: Does one model fit everyone? Journal of Health Psychology, 15(5), 680-687.
  6. Gagliese, L. & Fillingim, R. Age and sex interactions in pain. (2003). The International Journal of Sex Differences In The Study Of Health, Disease And Aging, 1, 1-8. 

Psycho-social and Socioeconomic Conditions of Healthy Aging

  1. Manson, J. D., Tamim, H., & Baker, J. (2017). Barriers and Promoters for Enrollment to a Community-Based Tai Chi Program for Older, Low-Income, and Ethnically Diverse Adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 36(5), 592–609.
  2. Dogra, S., Al-Sahab, B., Manson, J., & Tamim, H. (2015). Aging expectations are associated with physical activity and health among older adults of low socioeconomic status. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity23(2), 180-186.
  3. McCleary, L., Persaud, M., Hum, S., JG, Pimlott, N., Cohen, C. A., Leung, K. K., ... Dalziel, W. B. (2012). Pathways to dementia diagnosis among South Asian Canadians. Dementia12(6), 769-789.
  4. Dogra, S., Meisner, B., & Baker, J. (2008). Psychosocial predictors of physical activity in older aged asthmatics. Age and Ageing, 37, 449-454.

The role of community programs in older adult living

  1. Spassiani, N. A., Meisner, B. A., Abou Chacra, M. S., Heller, T., & Hammel, J. (2019). What is and isn’t working: Factors involved in sustaining community-based health and participation initiatives for people aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32(6), 1465-1477. doi: 10.1111/jar.12640
  2. Hutchinson, S. L., Lauckner, H., Gallant, K. A., Stilwell, C. L.,* & Meisner, B. A. (2019). What does it take to build sustainable intersectoral recreation initiatives? Learning from the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). Leisure/Loisir, 43(3), 291- 314. doi: 10.1080/14927713.2019.1629831
  3. Shah, S., Ardern, C., &Tamim, H. (2015). Predictors of Adherence in a Community-Based Tai Chi Program. Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement34(2), 237-246.
  4. Manson, J., Rotondi, M., Jamnik, V., Arden, C., & Tamim, H. (2013). Effect of tai chi on musculoskeletal health-related fitness and self-reported physical health changes in low income, multiple ethnicity mid to older adults. BMC Geriatrics, 13(114), 1471-2318. [PDF]
  5. Manson, J. & Ritvo, P. & Ardern, C. & Weir, P. & Baker, J. & Jamnik, V. & Tamim, H. (2013). Tai Chi’s Effects on Health-Related Fitness of Low-Income Older Adults. Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement32(3), 270-277.
  6. Anderson, N. D., Damianakis, T., Kröger, E., Wagner, L. M., Dawson, D. R., Binns, M. A., . . . The BRAVO Team. (2014). The benefits associated with volunteering among seniors: A critical review and recommendations for future research. Psychological Bulletin, 140(6), 1505-1533.