1. Association between Carotid Artery Stenosis and Cognitive Impairment in Stroke Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study.

    PLoS ONE 11(1):e0146890 (2016) PMID 26751070 PMCID PMC4709110

    To investigate potential associations between carotid artery stenosis and cognitive impairment among patients with acute ischemic stroke and to provide important clinical implications. We measured the degree of carotid artery stenosis and recorded the Mini-Mental State Examination score (MMSE) a...
  2. Interactive effects of diabetes and impaired kidney function on cognitive performance in old age: a population-based study.

    BMC Geriatrics 16(1):7 (2016) PMID 26753625 PMCID PMC4710025

    The interactive effect between diabetes and impaired kidney function on cognitive impairment in older adults has not yet been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of diabetes and impaired kidney function with cognitive impairment among Chinese older people living in...
  3. Use of medications and functional dependence among Chinese older adults in a rural community: A population-based study.

    Geriatrics and Gerontology International 15(12):1242 (2015) PMID 25598446

    To investigate the associations between medication use and functional dependence in Chinese older people living in a rural community. The cross-sectional study included 1538 participants (age ≥60 years, 59.1% women) in the Confucius Hometown Aging Project in Shandong, China. In June 2010 to July...
  4. The Confucius Hometown Aging Project: a community-based study of ageing and health in a rural area

    The Lancet 386:S57 (2015)

    Background Vascular risk factors (eg, smoking, hypertension, and diabetes) are associated with cognitive and physical dysfunction in old age. We hypothesised that atherosclerotic process plays a central part in linking vascular risk factors and disorders to cognitive and phys...
  5. Prevalence and Patterns of Chronic Disease Pairs and Multimorbidity among Older Chinese Adults Living in a Rural Area.

    PLoS ONE 10(9):e0138521 (2015) PMID 26394368 PMCID PMC4578976

    The burden of chronic diseases in China is substantial now. Data on patterns of chronic diseases and multimorbidity among older adults, especially among those living in rural areas, are sparse. We aim to investigate the prevalence and patterns of chronic disease pairs and multimorbidity in elder...
  6. Highly prevalent and poorly controlled cardiovascular risk factors among Chinese elderly people living in the rural community.

    European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 21(10):1267 (2014) PMID 23598595

    The epidemiological scenario of cardiovascular risk factors (CRFs) among elderly people in rural China is unclear. We seek to describe the distribution, burden and management of major CRFs among older Chinese people living in the rural community. This cross-sectional study included 1538 particip...
  7. Vascular risk factor burden, atherosclerosis, and functional dependence in old age: a population-based study.

    International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 21(4):597 (2014) PMID 24057410

    Vascular risk factors such as hypertension and obesity have been associated with physical limitations among older adults. The purpose of this study is to examine whether individual and aggregated vascular risk factors (VRFs) are associated with functional dependence and to what extent carotid at...
  8. Association between lipid profile and depressive symptoms among Chinese older people: mediation by cardiovascular diseases?

    International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 21(4):590 (2014) PMID 24136399

    The potential mediating effect of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) (e.g., ischemic heart disease and stroke) on the association between abnormal serum lipids and late-life depressive symptoms has not been investigated. We aimed to examine the associations between serum lipids and elevated depressi...
  9. Metabolic syndrome and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis among Chinese elderly people living in a rural community.

    Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders 12(5):269 (2014) PMID 24588080

    The relationship between the metabolic syndrome and subclinical atherosclerosis among elderly people remains controversial. We seek to investigate the associations of metabolic syndrome and its components with subclinical carotid atherosclerosis in older people living in rural China. This cross-...
  10. Cardiovascular risk factor profiles for peripheral artery disease and carotid atherosclerosis among Chinese older people: a population-based study.

    PLoS ONE 9(1):e85927 (2014) PMID 24465793 PMCID PMC3895010

    Epidemiological data concerning atherosclerotic disease among older people in rural China are sparse. We seek to determine prevalence and cardiovascular risk factor profiles for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and carotid atherosclerosis (CAS) among Chinese older people living in a rural communi...
  11. Impairment in preattentive processing among patients with hypertension revealed by visual mismatch negativity.

    BioMed Research International 2014:945121 (2014) PMID 24791008 PMCID PMC3984765

    Patients with hypertension show deficits in cognitive function. However, the neural mechanisms underlying the preattentive information processing in hypertensive patients are poorly understood. We seek to investigate whether hypertensive patients have impairments in preattentive information proc...
  12. Tea consumption and depressive symptoms in older people in rural China.

    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61(11):1943 (2013) PMID 24117348

    To examine the association between tea consumption and depressive symptoms in Chinese older people and to explore the mediating role of cerebrovascular disease in the association. Population-based cross-sectional study. A rural community near Qufu in Shandong, China. Community-dwelling individua...
  13. Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease in elderly people in rural China: a population-based study.

    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61(6):1036 (2013) PMID 23772734

  14. Association of diabetes and prediabetes with cognitive impairment and depression among Chinese elderly people: The Confucius Hometown Aging Project

    Alzheimer's & Dementia 8(4):P313 (2012)