Ethnogeriatrics: Development and Application of the Cohort Analysis Tool Ethnogeriatrics is an evolving specialty in geriatric care that focuses on the health and aging issues in the context of culture for older adults from diverse ethnic backgrounds. This article is an introduction to ethnogeriatrics for healthcare professionals including speech-language pathologists (SLPs). This article focuses on significant factors that contributed ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2014
Ethnogeriatrics: Development and Application of the Cohort Analysis Tool
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  • Melen McBride
    Stanford Geriatric Education Center- School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Melen McBride

    Financial Disclosure: Melen McBride is Associate Director Emerita at Stanford Geriatric Education Center-School of Medicine, Stanford University.

    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Melen McBride has previously published in the subject area.

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Special Populations / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Older Adults & Aging / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Article
Article   |   August 01, 2014
Ethnogeriatrics: Development and Application of the Cohort Analysis Tool
SIG 14 Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations, August 2014, Vol. 21, 37-52. doi:10.1044/cds21.2.37
SIG 14 Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations, August 2014, Vol. 21, 37-52. doi:10.1044/cds21.2.37

Ethnogeriatrics is an evolving specialty in geriatric care that focuses on the health and aging issues in the context of culture for older adults from diverse ethnic backgrounds. This article is an introduction to ethnogeriatrics for healthcare professionals including speech-language pathologists (SLPs). This article focuses on significant factors that contributed to the development of ethnogeriatrics, definitions of some key concepts in ethnogeriatrics, introduces cohort analysis as a teaching and clinical tool, and presents applications for speech-language pathology with recommendations for use of cohort analysis in practice, teaching, and research activities.

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