Aging on the US-Mexico Border: Diversity Between Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites in Western Texas and Southern New Mexico

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155799
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Title:
Aging on the US-Mexico Border: Diversity Between Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites in Western Texas and Southern New Mexico
Abstract:
Aging on the US-Mexico Border: Diversity Between Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites in Western Texas and Southern New Mexico
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Cummins, Julie, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Texas at El Paso
Title:Director of Center for Aging
Co-Authors:Christie Zunker
Objective: To assess the health needs of the 60 and older population along the US-Mexico Border.<P> Design: An interdisciplinary team from the University of Texas at El Paso designed the multi-phase Ageless Health Needs Assessment Project. Data was collected by means of health surveys and focus groups. <P> Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A random sample of persons aged 60 and older were administered the health survey (either by phone or in-person) in Western Texas (2000) and Southern New Mexico (2001). Focus groups were conducted at local senior centers and churches. <P> Variables Studied Together: Ethnicity, region, age, sex, and activity ability were studied. Activity ability was assessed by asking, “Does your health now limit you in these activities?” <P> Methods: A total of 1,450 participants completed the health survey with 52% of the Texas sample being Hispanic, compared to only 23% of the New Mexico sample. Factor analysis examined activity ability items and an ANCOVA tested differences between ethnicity and region. A total of 13 focus groups were completed and themes were analyzed using Ethnograph 5.0.<P> Findings: The factor analysis revealed that the activity items loaded well onto one-factor, which was labeled Activity Potential. Significant main effects and an interaction were found for ethnicity and region. Focus group issues varied by region and showed cultural differences for long-term care, use of health services, and attitudes towards aging. <P> Conclusions: This study collected health survey data and conducted focus groups with persons aged 60 and older living on the border. Findings indicate differences between Texas and New Mexico elderly based on ethnicity and region.<P> Implications: These findings suggest that diverse ethnic backgrounds and environment influence the health of older adults. Therefore, each community needs to keep these differences in mind when developing culturally sensitive programs that promote healthy activity levels. <P> <!--Abstract 13098 modified by 129.108.102.51 on 10-23-2002--></P></P></P></P></P></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAging on the US-Mexico Border: Diversity Between Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites in Western Texas and Southern New Mexicoen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155799-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Aging on the US-Mexico Border: Diversity Between Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites in Western Texas and Southern New Mexico</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cummins, Julie, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Texas at El Paso</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Center for Aging</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jcummins@utep.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Christie Zunker</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To assess the health needs of the 60 and older population along the US-Mexico Border.&lt;P&gt; Design: An interdisciplinary team from the University of Texas at El Paso designed the multi-phase Ageless Health Needs Assessment Project. Data was collected by means of health surveys and focus groups. &lt;P&gt; Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A random sample of persons aged 60 and older were administered the health survey (either by phone or in-person) in Western Texas (2000) and Southern New Mexico (2001). Focus groups were conducted at local senior centers and churches. &lt;P&gt; Variables Studied Together: Ethnicity, region, age, sex, and activity ability were studied. Activity ability was assessed by asking, &ldquo;Does your health now limit you in these activities?&rdquo; &lt;P&gt; Methods: A total of 1,450 participants completed the health survey with 52% of the Texas sample being Hispanic, compared to only 23% of the New Mexico sample. Factor analysis examined activity ability items and an ANCOVA tested differences between ethnicity and region. A total of 13 focus groups were completed and themes were analyzed using Ethnograph 5.0.&lt;P&gt; Findings: The factor analysis revealed that the activity items loaded well onto one-factor, which was labeled Activity Potential. Significant main effects and an interaction were found for ethnicity and region. Focus group issues varied by region and showed cultural differences for long-term care, use of health services, and attitudes towards aging. &lt;P&gt; Conclusions: This study collected health survey data and conducted focus groups with persons aged 60 and older living on the border. Findings indicate differences between Texas and New Mexico elderly based on ethnicity and region.&lt;P&gt; Implications: These findings suggest that diverse ethnic backgrounds and environment influence the health of older adults. Therefore, each community needs to keep these differences in mind when developing culturally sensitive programs that promote healthy activity levels. &lt;P&gt; &lt;!--Abstract 13098 modified by 129.108.102.51 on 10-23-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:11:05Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:11:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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