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Cary Publishes Article in Journal of the National Medical Association

Friday, September 23, 2016

Michael Cary recently published an article entitled "The Effects of Social Support on Physical Functioning in Older African Americans: Longitudinal Results from the Baltimore Study of Black Aging" in the September issue of the Journal of National Medical Association. Co-authors were experts from Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of South Florida, North Carolina State University and Wayne State University.

Abstract: Compared with other racial/ethnic groups, African Americans have higher rates of chronic conditions and suffer a disproportionate burden of disability. We aimed to examine the effects of social support on physical functioning among older African Americans. Social support given and social support received as well as the ratio should be considered when seeking to understand how physical functioning changes over time among older African Americans.