TLSA Publications

(Taiwan Longitudinal Study of Aging)

  1. Beckett, M., M. Weinstein, N. Goldman and Y-H. Lin. 2000. Do Health Interview Surveys Yield Reliable Data on Chronic Illness Among Older Respondents? American Journal of Epidemiology,151:315-323.
  2. Beckett, M., N. Goldman, M. Weinstein, I-F. Lin, and Y-L. Chuang. 2002.  Social Environment, Life Challenge, and Health Among the Elderly in Taiwan. Social Science and Medicine, 55:191-209.
  3. Cornman, J.C., N. Goldman, M. Weinstein, D. Glei, and M.C. Chang. 2003. Social Ties and Perceived Support: Two Dimensions of Social Relationships and Health Among the Elderly in Taiwan. Journal of Aging and Health, 15:616-644.
  4. Lin, I-F., N. Goldman, M. Weinstein, Y-H. Lin, T. Gorrindo, and T. Seeman. 2003. Gender Differences in Adult Children’s Provision of Support to their Elderly Parents in Taiwan. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 65:184-200.
  5. Cornman, J.C., S.M. Lynch, N. Goldman, M. Weinstein, and H-S. Lin. 2004. Stability and Change in the Perceived Support of Older Taiwanese Adults. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 59:S350-S357.
  6. Weinstein, M., D. Glei, A. Yamazaki, and M-C. Chang. 2004. The Role of Intergenerational Relations in the Association between Life Stressors and Psychological Distress Among the Taiwanese Elderly. Research on Aging, 26:511-530.
  7. Glei, D., D.A. Landau, N. Goldman, Y-L. Chuang, G. Rodriguez, and M. Weinstein. 2005. Participating in Social Activities Helps Preserve Cognitive Function:  An Analysis of a Longitudinal, Population-Based Study of the Elderly. International Journal of Epidemiology, 34:864-871.
  8. Tractenberg, R., P. Aisen, and Y-L. Chuang. 2005. One-trial 10-item Free-recall Performance in Taiwanese Elderly and Near-elderly: A Potential Screen for Cognitive Decline. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 20:216-224.
  9. Tractenberg, R., M. Weinstein, M. Weiner, P. Aisen, J-L. Fuh, N. Goldman and Y-L. Chuang. 2005. Benchmarking a Test of Temporal Orientation with Data from American and Taiwanese Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and American Normal Elderly. Neuroepidemiology, 24:110-116.
  10. Lin, I-F., N. Goldman, M. Weinstein, Y-H. Lin. 2006. Stability and Change in Patterns of Intergenerational Transfers in Taiwan. pp.63-87 in A.H. Gauthier, C.Y. Chu, and S. Tuljapurkar (eds.) Allocating Public and Private Resources across Generations: Riding the Age Waves – Volume 2. International Studies in Population, Vol 3. The Netherlands: Springer.
  11. Tractenberg, R., M. Weiner, and Y-L. Chuang. 2007. CES-D Symptoms and DSM Criteria: A Method for Classifying Levels of Self-reported Depressive Symptoms in the Elderly. Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine, 2):1-10.
  12. Tsai, A.C-H., J-C. Liou, M-C. Chang. 2007.  Interview to Study the Determinants of Hypertension in Older Adults in Taiwan:  A Population Based Cross-sectional Survey.  Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 16:338-345.
  13. Collins, A.L., N. Goldman, G. Rodríguez. 2008. Is Positive Well-Being Protective of Mobility Limitations Among Older Adults? Journals of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 63B:P321-P327.  PMID: 19092034. PMCID: PMC3610529
  14. Chiao C., Weng L.J., Botticello A. 2009.  Do Older Adults Become More Depressed With Age in Taiwan? The Role of Social Position and Birth Cohort. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63:625-32. doi:10.1136/jech.2008.082230. Epub 2009 Apr 12. PubMed PMID: 19364761.
  15. Collins, A.L., D. Glei and N. Goldman. 2009. The Role of Life Satisfaction and Depressive Symptoms in All-Cause Mortality. Psychology and Aging, 24:696-702.  PMCID: PMC2759085
  16. Liang, J., C-N. Wang, X. Xu, H-C. Hsu, H-S., Y-H. Lin.  2010.  Trajectory of Functional Status Among Older Taiwanese:  Gender and Age Variations. Social Science and Medicine, 71:1208-1217. doi:10.1016/j.socsimed.2010.05.007
  17. Chiao, C., L-J. Weng, and A.L. Botticello. 2011. Social Participation Reduces Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults: An 18-year Longitudinal Analysis in Taiwan. BMC Public Health, 11:292.
  18. Kuo S.Y, Lin K.M., Chen C.Y., Chuang Y.L., Chen W.J. 2011. Depression Trajectories and Obesity Among the Elderly in Taiwan. Psychological Medicine, 41:1665-76. doi:10.1017/S0033291710002473. Epub 2011 Jan 5. PubMed PMID: 21208492.
  19. Chang, H-H., and S.T. Yen.  2012. Association Between Obesity and Depression: Evidence from a Longitudinal Sample of the Elderly in Taiwan. Aging & Mental Health, 16:173-180.
  20. Chiao, C., L-J. Weng, and A.L. Botticello. 2012.  Economic Strain and Well-being in Late Life: Findings from an 18-year Population-based Longitudinal Study of Older Taiwanese Adults. Journal of Public Health, 34:217-227.
  21. Pham-Kanter, G., N. Goldman. 2012.  Do Sons Reduce Parental Mortality?  Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66:710-715. doi:10.1136/jech.2010.123323.  PMID: 21551178. PMCID: PMC3635093
  22. Zimmer, Z., F-F. Chen.  2012.  Social Support and Change in Depression Among Older Adults in Taiwan.  Journal of Applied Gerontology, 31:764-782. doi: 10.1177/0733464811401353.
  23. Chang, K-F., and L-J. Weng. 2013.  Screening for Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults in Taiwan: Cutoff of a Short Form of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. Health, 5:588-594.
  24. Glei, D.A., N. Goldman, I-W. Liu, and M. Weinstein.  2013.  Sex Differences in Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms Among Older Taiwanese:  The Contribution of Stressors and Social Factors. Aging & Mental Health, 17:773-783. PMCID: PMC4074914
  25. Ku L.J., Liu L.F., Wen M.J.  2013.  Trends and Determinants of Informal and Formal Caregiving in the Community for Disabled Elderly People in Taiwan. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 56:370-6. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2012.11.005. Epub 2012  Dec 3. PubMed PMID: 23218520.
  26. Lêng C.H., Wang J.D. 2013.  Long Term Determinants of Functional Decline of Mobility: An 11-year Follow-up of 5464 Adults of Late Middle Aged and Elderly. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics,57:215-20. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2013.03.013. Epub 2013 Apr 19. PubMed PMID: 23608344.
  27. Li Y.P., Chen Y.M., Chen C.H. 2013.  Volunteer Transitions and Physical and Psychological Health Among Older Adults in Taiwan. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 68:997-1008.
  28. Tsai A.C., Chi S.H., Wang J.Y.  2013.  Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Associations of Lifestyle Factors with Depressive Symptoms in ≥ 53-year old Taiwanese – Results of an 8-year Cohort Study. Preventive Medicine, 57:92-7. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.04.021. Epub 2013 May 4. PubMed PMID: 23651861.
  29. Tsai A.C., S.H. Chi, J.Y. Wang. 2013.  The Association of Perceived Stress with Depressive Symptoms in Older Taiwanese-Result of a Longitudinal National Cohort Study. Preventive Medicine, doi:pii: S0091-7435(13)00311-3. 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.08.019.[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23988493.
  30. Tsai H.J.  2013.  Nutrition Risk, Functional Dependence, and Co-morbidities Affect Depressive Symptoms in Taiwanese Aged 53 Years and Over: A Population-based Longitudinal Study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research,  75:173-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2013.04.009. Epub 2013 May 26. PubMed PMID: 23915775.
  31. Vasunilashorn, S., D.A. Glei, M. Weinstein, N. Goldman.  2013.  Perceived Stress and Mortality in a Taiwanese Older Adult Population.  Stress, 16:600-606. doi:10.3109/10253890.2013.823943. PMCID: PMC4441339
  32. Wang J.Y., Tsai A.C.  2013.  The Short-form Mini-nutritional Assessment is as Effective as the Full-mini Nutritional Assessment in Predicting Follow-up 4-year Mortality in Elderly Taiwanese. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 17:594-8. doi:10.1007/s12603-013-0048-1. PubMed PMID: 23933869.
  33. Lee, C., D.A. Glei, M. Weinstein and N. Goldman. 2014. Death of a Child and Parental Wellbeing in Old Age: Evidence from Taiwan. Social Science and Medicine, 101:166-73.  doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.08.007.  PMCID: PMC4042671
  34. Tsai, A.C., W-C. Hsu, and J-Y. Wang.  2014.   The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) Predicts Care Need in Older Taiwanese: Results of a National Cohort Study.  British Journal of Nutrition, 1-8.
  35. Zimmer, Z., L.G. Martin, B.L. Jones, D.S. Nagin.  2014.  Examining Late-life Functional Limitation Trajectories and Their Associations with Underlying Onset, Recovery, and Mortality.  Journals of Gerontology, Series B:  Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 69:275-286.  doi:10.1093/geronb/gbt099.
  36. Hsu, Y-C., C-J. Chiu, L.A. Wray, E.A. Beverly and S-P. Tseng. 2015. Impact of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Age Trajectories of Health: Evidence from the Taiwan Longitudinal Study on Aging. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63:351-357. PMID: 25688607. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13247.
  37. Lee, M-C., N. Huang. 2015. Changes in Self-perceived Economic Satisfaction and Mortality at Old Ages: Evidence from a Survey of Middle-aged and Elderly Adults in Taiwan. Social Science and Medicine, 130:1-8. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.01.047.
  38. Tsai, A.C. and S-H. Lee. 2015. Determinants of New-onset Diabetes in Older Adults-Results of a National Cohort Study. Clinical Nutrition, 34:937-942. PMID: 25453397.
  39. Vasunilashorn, S., S.M. Lynch, D.A. Glei, M. Weinstein, and N. Goldman. 2015. Exposure to Stressors and Trajectories of Perceived Stress Among Older Adults.  Journal of Gerontology: Social Science.  doi:10.1093/geronb/gbu065.  PMCID: PMC4415078
  40. Yang, Y-T., U. Iqbal, H-L. Ko, C-R.Wu, H-T. Chiu, Y-C. Lin, W. Lin, Y-H.E. Hsu. 2015. The Relationship Between Accessibility of Healthcare Facilities and Medical Care Utilization Among the Middle-aged and Elderly Population in Taiwan. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 27:222-231. PMID: 25921336. doi:
  41. Yu, H-W., D-R. Chen, T-L. Chiang, Y-K. Tu, Y-M. Chen. 2015. Disability Trajectories and Associated Disablement Process Factors Among Older Adults in Taiwan.  Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 60:272-280. PMID: 25547993
  42. Liao, C-C., C-R. Li, S-H. Lee, W-C. Liao, M-Y. Liao, J. Lin, C-J. Yeh, M-C. Lee. 2015. Social Support and Mortality Among the Aged People with Major Diseases or ADL Disabilities in Taiwan: A National Study. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 60:317-321.
  43. Liao, C-C., C-J. Yeh, S-H. Lee, W-C. Liao, M-Y. Liao, M-C. Lee. 2015. Providing Instrumental Social Support Is More Beneficial to Reduce Mortality Risk Among the Elderly With Low Educational Level in Taiwan: A 12-year Follow-up National Longitudinal Study, The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging,19:447-453.
  44. Lee, K-L., C-H. Wu, C-I. Chang, L-J. Weng, Y-C. Wu. 2015. Active Engagement in Social Groups as a Predictor for Mental and Physical Health Among Taiwanese Older Adults: A 4-year Longitudinal Study. International Journal of Gerontology, 9:1-6.
  45. Pan, L-Y., H-C. Hsu, W-C. Chang, D-L. Luh. 2015. Trajectories of Physical Activity and Risk Factors Among Taiwanese Older Adults. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22:62-69.
  46. Chung, W-S.,  F-M. Ho, N-C. Cheng, M-C. Lee, C-J. Yeh. 2015. BMI and All-Cause Mortality Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in Taiwan: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Public Health Nutrition, 18:1839-1846.
  47. Cornman, J.C. 2016. Cohort Profile, The Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS) in Taiwan. International Journal of Epidemiology, 45:54-63.
  48. Chi, S-H., J-Y. Wang, A.C. Tsai. 2016. Combined Association of Leisure-time Physical Activity and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption with Depressive Symptoms in Old Taiwanese: Results of a National Cohort Study, Geriatrics Gerontology International, 16:244-251.
  49. Hu, Y.N., Chen P.C., C-C. Hsu, H-K. Yu, K-L. Chen, C-C. Li, G-C. Hu. 2016. Age and Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Self-rated Health and Mortality Among Middle-aged and Elderly People in Taiwan-Results of a National Cohort Study. International Journal of Gerontology, 10:91-95.
  50. Chiu, C-J., S-L. Li, C-H. Wu, Y-F. Du. 2016. BMI Trajectories as a Harbinger of Pre-Diabetes or Undiagnosed Diabetes: An 18-Year Retrospective Cohort Study in Taiwan. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 10:1156-1163.
  51. Chen, T-Y., H-Y. Chang. 2016. Development Patterns of Cognitive Function and Associated Factors Among the Elderly in Taiwan. Scientific Reports, 6:33486. doi:10:1038/srep33486.
  52. Chiu, C-J., S.C. Hu, L.A. Wray, S-T. Wu. 2016. The Short- and Long-Term Effects of Psychobehavioral Correlates in Buffering Diabetes-Related Cognitive Decline. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50:436-444.  
  53. Tsai, H.J., F.K. Chang. 2016. Associations of Various Perceived-stress Situations with Depressive Symptoms in >50-year old Taiwanese Men and Women: Results from the Taiwan Longitudinal Study on Aging. 2016. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics,    67:113-9.
  54. Chen, W-Y. 2016. On the Relationship Between Economic Conditions Around the Time of Birth and Late Life Cognitive Abilities: Evidence from Taiwan. Economics and Human Biology, 22:126-139.
  55. Leng, C.H., J.D. Wang. 2016. Daily Home Gardening Improved Survival for Older People with Mobility Limitations: An 11-year Follow-up Study in Taiwan. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 11:947-959.
  56. Liu, L-F., P-F. Su. 2016. What Factors Influence Healthy Aging? A Person-centered Approach Among Older Adults in Taiwan. Geriatrics Gerontology International, 17:697-707.
  57. Hsu, W-C., L-C. Chen, J-Y. Wang. 2016. Predicting Emerging Care-need with Simple Functional Indicators: Findings from a National Cohort Study in Taiwan. Geriatrics Gerontology International, 17:375-381.
  58. Hsu, W-C., A.C. Tsai, J-Y. Wang. 2016. Calf Circumference is More Effective than Body Mass Index in Predicting Emerging Care-need of Older Adults – Results of  a National Cohort Study. Clinical Nutrition, 35:735-740.
  59. Chu, W-M. W-C. Liao, C-R. Li, S-H. Lee, Y-J. Tang, H-E. Ho, M-C. Lee. Late-Career Unemployment and All-Cause Mortality, Functional Disability and Depression Among Older Adults in Taiwan: A 12-Year Population-Based Cohort Study. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 65:192-198.
  60. Chen, Y-M., T-L. Chiang, D-R. Chen, Y-K. Tu, H-W. Yu. 2016. Trajectories of Older Adults’ Leisure Time Activity and Functional Disability: A 12-Year Follow-Up. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23:697-706.
  61. Wu, S-T., C-J. Chiu. 2016. Age-Related Trajectories of Memory Function in Middle-Aged and Older Adults with and without Hearing Impairment. Neuroepidemiology, 46:282-289.
  62. Tsai, H-J. 2016. Dietary patterns and Depressive Symptoms in a Taiwanese Population Aged 53 Years and Over: Results from the Taiwan Longitudinal Study of Aging. Geriatrics Gerontology International, 16:1289-1295.
  63. Chang, Y-C., M-C. Lu, I-H. Hu, W-C.I. Wu, S.C. Hu. 2017. Effects of Different Amounts of Exercise on Preventing Depressive Symptoms in Community-dwelling Older Adults: A Prospective Cohort Study in Taiwan. BMJ Open,.7:e014256. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014256.
  64. Tsai, H-J., F-K. Chang. 2017. Associations Between Body Mass Index, Mid-arm Circumference, Calf Circumference, and Functional Ability Over Time in an Elderly Taiwanese Population. PLOS One, 12:e0175062.
  65. Chiu, C.J., Y-C. Hsu, S-P. Tseng. 2017. Psychological Prognosis After Newly Diagnosed Chronic Conditions: Socio-demographic and Clinical Correlates. International Psychogeriatrics, 29:281-292.
  66. Chiu, C-J., Y-H. Tseng, Y-C. Hsu, S-T. Wu. 2017. Depressive Symptom Trajectories in the First 10 Years of Diabetes Diagnosis: Antecedent Factors and Link with Future Disability in Taiwan. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52:829-836.    
  67. Lee, C., D.A. Glei, N. Goldman, and M. Weinstein. 2017.  Children’s Education and Parents’ Trajectories of Psychological Wellbeing. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 58:86-101.
  68. Lin, Y-H., D. Glei, M. Weinstein, S-I. Wu, K-L. Chien.  Forthcoming. Additive Value of Interleukin-6 and C-reactive Protein in Risk Prediction for All-Cause and Cardivascular Mortality Among a Representative Adult Cohort in Taiwan.  Journal of the Formosan Medical Association. 
  69. Glei, D.A., N. Goldman, C.D. Ryff and M. Weinstein. Forthcoming. Can We Determine Whether Physical Limitations Are More Prevalent in the US than in Countries with Comparable Life Expectancy?  SSM – Population Health.

(last updated: 4 August, 2020)