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The PINE Study

(Population Study of ChINese Elderly in Chicago)

If you are interested in participating in this study, please see our flyer in English | Chinese.
For the study brochure, please click English | Chinese.

Research Goal

Building upon a culturally appropriate collaborative partnership with Chicago Chinatown community, our research goal is to conduct a population-based study of psychosocial issues and family conflicts in a Chicago Chinese population. We aim to conduct more than 3000 in-home survey of Chinese older adults and the key family members from the diverse Chinese community population. In addition, we will collect qualitative data through semi-structured interviews to investigate the linguistic and cultural preferences as well as barriers pertaining to these research questions from the view of Chinese community residents.

Design and Method

We aim to recruit participants comprehensively from community organizations, senior housing, assisted living facilities, community-educational initiatives, and advertisement from the entire Chinatown community areas.

Publications

The PINE Report

For other available publications, please Contact Us or see below:

2013

1. Dong X, Chang ES, Wong E, Simon M. (2013). Perceived effectiveness of elder abuse interventions in psychological distress and the design of culturally adapted interventions: a qualitative study in the chinese community in chicago. PMID: 24455260 [PubMed]

2. Dong X, Simon M. (2013). Association between reported elder abuse and rates of admission to skilled nursing facilities: findings from a longitudinal population-based cohort study. PMID: 23816799 [PubMed - in process]

3. Dong X, Simon M. (2013). Urban and rural variations in the characteristics associated with elder mistreatment in a community-dwelling Chinese population. PMID: 23473295 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4. Dong X, Chen R, Chang ES, Simon M. (2013). Elder abuse and psychological well-being: a systematic review and implications for research and policy--a mini review. PMID: 22922225 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2012

1. Dong X, Chang ES, Wong E, Simon M.(2012). The perceptions, social determinants, and negative health outcomes associated with depressive symptoms among U.S. Chinese older adults. PMID: 22156734 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2. Dong X, Chang ES, Wong E, Simon M.(2012). Perception and negative effect of loneliness in a Chicago Chinese population of older adults. PMID: 21621865 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3. Chang ES, Simon M, Dong X.(2012). Integrating cultural humility into health care professional education and training. PMID: 21161680 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2011

1. Dong X, Chang ES, Wong E, Wong B, Skarupski KA, Simon MA.(2011). Assessing the Health Needs of Chinese Older Adults: Findings from a Community-Based Participatory Research Study in Chicago's Chinatown. PMID: 21253522 [PubMed]

2. Dong X, Chang ES, Wong E, Wong B, Simon MA.(2011). How do U.S. Chinese older adults view elder mistreatment?: findings from a community-based participatory research study. PMID: 21051768 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2010 and Ago

1. Dong X, Simon MA.(2010). Is impairment in physical function associated with increased risk of elder mistreatment? Findings from a community-dwelling Chinese population. PMID: 20873291 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2. Dong X, Simon MA.(2010). Health and aging in a Chinese population: urban and rural disparities. PMID: 20102387 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3. Dong X, Beck T, Simon MA. The associations of gender, depression and elder mistreatment in a community-dwelling Chinese population: the modifying effect of social support. PMID: 20102387 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4. Dong X, Beck T, Simon MA.(2009). Loneliness and mistreatment of older Chinese women: does social support matter? PMID: 20183154 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

5. Dong X, Simon MA.(2008). Is greater social support a protective factor against elder mistreatment? PMID: 18600021 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6. Dong X, Simon MA, Odwazny R, Gorbien M. (2008). Depression and elder abuse and neglect among a community-dwelling Chinese elderly population. PMID: 18551905 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

7. Dong X, Simon MA, Gorbien M.(2007). Elder abuse and neglect in an urban chinese population. PMID: 18160382 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

8. Dong X, Simon MA, Gorbien M, Percak J, Golden R.(2007). Loneliness in older chinese adults: a risk factor for elder mistreatment. PMID: 17944895 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

If you are interested in participating in this study, please see our flyer in English | Chinese.