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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.

Please click the hyperlink (content italicized and underlined in red) at each citation to find each article or abstract.

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Citations of Articles

  1. Zangiabadi S, Hynie M, Tamim H*. Effect of need and availability of language interpreter on satisfaction and trust with healthcare services and professionals among Syrian refugee parents in Ontario. Journal of Public Health. 2023 Nov (accepted).
  2. Alzaghoul, A., Eloulabi, R., Fotoohi, P., Yunis, K., Tamim H*#. Characteristics Associated with Fear of COVID-19 among Syrian Refugee Parents in Canada. Medical Research Archives. Nov 2023. 11(7.2). doi:
  3. Hindmarch, & Hillier, S. (2022). Reimagining global health: From decolonisation to indigenization. Global Public Healthahead-of-print(ahead-of-print), 1–12.
  4. Hillier, S., & Al-Shammaa, H. (2020). Indigenous Peoples Experiences with Aging. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 9(4), 146-179.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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]
  8. Kuk, J. L., & Arden, C. I. (2010). Age and sex differences in the clustering of metabolic syndrome factors. Diabetes Care33(11), 2457-2461.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. 
  1. Klicnik, Putman, A., Doiron, D., Barakat, C., Ardern, C. I., Rudoler, D., & Dogra, S. (2022). Neighborhood greenness, but not walkability, is associated with self-rated measures of health in older adults: An analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Preventive Medicine Reports30, 102018–102018.
  2. Klicnik, Cullen, J. D., Doiron, D., Barakat, C., Ardern, C. I., Rudoler, D., & Dogra, S. (2022). Leisure sedentary time and physical activity are higher in neighbourhoods with denser greenness and better built environments: an analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism47(3), 278–286.
  3. 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 Gerontology36(5), 592–609.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Dogra, S., Meisner, B., & Baker, J. (2008). Psychosocial predictors of physical activity in older aged asthmatics. Age and Ageing, 37, 449-454.
  1. Jonas-Simpson, Mitchell, G., Dupuis, S., Donovan, L., & Kontos, P. (2022). Free to be: Experiences of arts-based relational caring in a community living and thriving with dementia. Dementia (London, England)21(1), 61–76.
  2. Mitchell, G.J., Jonas- Simpson, C., Richards, J., Brown, S., & Bitove, V. (2021). Creating a relational arts-based academy for persons living with dementia. Dementia (London, England), 20(3), 1144-1153.
  3. Jonas- Simpson, C., Mitchell, G., Dupuis, S., Donovan, L., & Kontos, P. (2021). Free to be: Experiences of arts-based relational caring in a community living and thriving with dementia. Dementia (London, England), 147130122110270-14713012211027016.
  4. Johnson, K.G., D'Souza, A.A., & Wiseheart, M. (2020). Art Training in Dementia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 585508-585508.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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]
  9. 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.
  10. 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.