Cognition and health in African American men

Regina C. Sims, Roland J. Thorpe, Alyssa A. Gamaldo, Adrienne T. Aiken-Morgan, Labarron K. Hill, Jason C. Allaire, Keith E. Whitfield

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Abstract

Objective: Despite high rates of poor health outcomes, little attention has been focused on associations between prominent health factors and cognitive function in African American men, exclusively. The objective was to examine relationships between cardiovascular and pulmonary health, and cognitive function in African American men. Method: Data from 257 men were pooled from two studies of African American aging. The mean age of participants was 58.15 and mean educational attainment was 11.78 years. Participants provided self-reported health and demographic information, completed cognitive measures, and had their blood pressure and peak expiratory flow assessed. Results: After adjustment, significant relationships were found between average peak expiratory flow rate (APEFR) and cognitive performance measures. Discussion: Results suggest that lung function is important to consider when examining cognitive function in African American men. Understanding the role of health in cognition and implications for quality of life in this population will be critical as life expectancies increase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-219
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Aging and Health
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 14 2015

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Cognition
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Health
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Social Adjustment
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
Lung
life expectancy
Life Expectancy
quality of life
Quality of Life
Demography
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Blood Pressure
Population
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  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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Sims, R. C., Thorpe, R. J., Gamaldo, A. A., Aiken-Morgan, A. T., Hill, L. K., Allaire, J. C., & Whitfield, K. E. (2015). Cognition and health in African American men. Journal of Aging and Health, 27(2), 195-219. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264314543474
Sims, Regina C. ; Thorpe, Roland J. ; Gamaldo, Alyssa A. ; Aiken-Morgan, Adrienne T. ; Hill, Labarron K. ; Allaire, Jason C. ; Whitfield, Keith E. / Cognition and health in African American men. In: Journal of Aging and Health. 2015 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 195-219.
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Cognition and health in African American men. / Sims, Regina C.; Thorpe, Roland J.; Gamaldo, Alyssa A.; Aiken-Morgan, Adrienne T.; Hill, Labarron K.; Allaire, Jason C.; Whitfield, Keith E.

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Sims RC, Thorpe RJ, Gamaldo AA, Aiken-Morgan AT, Hill LK, Allaire JC et al. Cognition and health in African American men. Journal of Aging and Health. 2015 Mar 14;27(2):195-219. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264314543474