TitleCardiovascular Disease and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Older Adults.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsĐoàn, LN, Takata, Y, Mendez-Luck, CA, Hooker, K, Irvin, VL
JournalJ Aging Health
Date Published12/2022
KeywordsAged, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Cardiovascular Diseases, Hawaii, Humans, Quality of Life


Assess the relationship between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NH/PI) compared to white older adults.


Data were from the 2011–2015 Health Outcomes Survey. HRQOL was assessed using the Veterans RAND 12-Item Survey, composed of physical (PCS) and mental component scores (MCS). Lower scores represent worse health. Multivariate regression was conducted to estimate PCS and MCS mean score differences related to self-reported CVD (coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, other heart conditions, stroke) and race/ethnicity.


There were marked differences in PCS and MCS scores by disaggregated Asian American and NH/PI subgroups. After adjustment, Asian American and NH/PI older adults had better PCS but worse MCS than white older adults. Race/ethnicity moderated the relationship between CVD and HRQOL.


Asian American and NH/PI older adults with CVD had poorer mental health compared to their white counterparts.

Alternate JournalJ Aging Health
PubMed ID35981219
Grant ListU54 MD000538 / MD / NIMHD NIH HHS / United States
R36 AG060132 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States