Daniel Lai

Summary

Affiliation: University of Calgary
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of service barriers on health status of aging South Asian immigrants in Calgary, Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Research and Partnerships, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Health Soc Work 38:41-50. 2013
  2. pmc Ethnic identity of older Chinese in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive, NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 27:103-17. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Correlates of living alone among single elderly Chinese immigrants in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Canada
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 65:121-48. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Predictors of depression in aging South Asian Canadians
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive N W, Calgary, Alberta, T2N1N4, Canada
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 23:57-75. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Cultural predictors of caregiving burden of Chinese-Canadian family caregivers
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Can J Aging 26:133-47. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Relationships between culture and health status: a multi-site study of the older Chinese in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
    Can J Aging 26:171-83. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Intention of use of long-term care facilities and home support services by Chinese-Canadian family caregivers
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Soc Work Health Care 47:259-76. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Service barriers of Chinese family caregivers in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Gerontol Soc Work 51:315-36. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Older chinese' attitudes toward aging and the relationship to mental health: an international comparison
    Daniel W L Lai
    The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Soc Work Health Care 48:243-59. 2009
  10. doi request reprint From burden to depressive symptoms: the case of Chinese-Canadian family caregivers for the elderly
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, Alberta, Calgary, Canada
    Soc Work Health Care 48:432-49. 2009

Collaborators

  • Shireen Surood
  • Jianli Wang
  • Hude Quan
  • Gordon Fick
  • Carol Adair
  • Delaine Johnson
  • Richard Musto
  • Marja Verhoef
  • Anthony Jorm
  • Donald Addington
  • Beth Evans
  • Brenda Waye Perry

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of service barriers on health status of aging South Asian immigrants in Calgary, Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Research and Partnerships, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Health Soc Work 38:41-50. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Ethnic identity of older Chinese in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive, NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 27:103-17. 2012
    ..The findings have provided a better understanding of how ethnic identity can be measured among the aging Chinese population in Canada...
  3. ncbi request reprint Correlates of living alone among single elderly Chinese immigrants in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Canada
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 65:121-48. 2007
    ..The findings imply a need to develop culturally sensitive programs to strengthen the social support, financial stability, and functioning capacity of the elderly immigrants...
  4. ncbi request reprint Predictors of depression in aging South Asian Canadians
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive N W, Calgary, Alberta, T2N1N4, Canada
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 23:57-75. 2008
    ..Mental health interventions should consider the cultural uniqueness of this target population and the service delivery system should ensure that services are known and accessible to the increasingly culturally diverse aging population...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cultural predictors of caregiving burden of Chinese-Canadian family caregivers
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Can J Aging 26:133-47. 2007
    ..Chinese tradition does not exempt the caregivers from being burdened. Policies and practices should address the needs of family caregivers according to the intra-cultural variations identified in this study...
  6. doi request reprint Relationships between culture and health status: a multi-site study of the older Chinese in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
    Can J Aging 26:171-83. 2007
    ..Interventions to improve health should focus on strategies to enhance cultural compatibility between users and the health delivery system...
  7. doi request reprint Intention of use of long-term care facilities and home support services by Chinese-Canadian family caregivers
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Soc Work Health Care 47:259-76. 2008
    ..Filial obligation is most likely manifested through facilitating the care receivers to make use of the services needed, particularly for caregivers who reported a high level of caregiving burden...
  8. ncbi request reprint Service barriers of Chinese family caregivers in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Gerontol Soc Work 51:315-36. 2008
    ..The findings indicate the importance of culturally sensitive support for family caregivers in order to reduce the access barriers...
  9. doi request reprint Older chinese' attitudes toward aging and the relationship to mental health: an international comparison
    Daniel W L Lai
    The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Soc Work Health Care 48:243-59. 2009
    ..The effect of attitude toward aging on mental health was stronger than most other predictive factors. Social workers should focus on creating social/community environments that build a positive attitude toward aging...
  10. doi request reprint From burden to depressive symptoms: the case of Chinese-Canadian family caregivers for the elderly
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, Alberta, Calgary, Canada
    Soc Work Health Care 48:432-49. 2009
    ..Culturally appropriate strategies are needed to support Chinese family caregivers in order to properly manage caregiving responsibilities, financial needs, and psychological burden...
  11. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms of elderly Chinese in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Taipei
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Aging Ment Health 13:725-35. 2009
    ..This study aimed to examine the variation in the types of depressive symptoms of aging Chinese in three ethnic Chinese societies...
  12. doi request reprint Types and factor structure of barriers to utilization of health services among aging South Asians in Calgary, Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Can J Aging 29:249-58. 2010
    ..Principal component analysis revealed four major types of barriers: cultural incompatibility, personal attitudes, administrative problems in delivery, and circumstantial challenges...
  13. doi request reprint Abuse and neglect experienced by aging chinese in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Elder Abuse Negl 23:326-47. 2011
    ..Culturally appropriate precautionary steps are needed for prevention and early problem identification...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effects of service barriers on health status of older Chinese immigrants in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Alberta T2N1N4, Canada
    Soc Work 52:261-9. 2007
    ..Considering the individual, social, and economic costs incurred by adverse health consequences, barriers in service delivery must be addressed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Measuring depression of elderly Chinese Americans: a replication study
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
    Home Health Care Serv Q 22:69-85. 2003
    ..Reliability and validity of the instrument support the applicability of the Chinese GDS in measuring depression in elderly Chinese. The practice implications of serving the elderly Chinese population are also discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Depression among elderly Chinese-Canadian immigrants from Mainland China
    Daniel W L Lai
    University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Chin Med J (Engl) 117:677-83. 2004
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Health status of older Chinese in Canada: findings from the SF-36 health survey
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
    Can J Public Health 95:193-7. 2004
    ..This research aimed at bridging the knowledge gap by examining the health status of this population and comparing the health status between the Chinese aging population and the general aging population in Canada...
  18. ncbi request reprint Use of home care services by elderly Chinese immigrants
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Home Health Care Serv Q 23:41-56. 2004
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Impact of culture on depressive symptoms of elderly Chinese immigrants
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Psychiatry 49:820-7. 2004
    ..The impact of culture on mental health has been inadequately researched. This study examines the effect of cultural factors on the depressive symptoms reported by elderly Chinese immigrants in Canada...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in older Taiwanese immigrants in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Chin Med Assoc 68:118-25. 2005
    ..This study in Canada therefore examined the prevalence of depressive symptoms among older immigrants from Taiwan, and psychosocial factors as predictors of depressive symptoms reported by older Taiwanese immigrants...
  21. ncbi request reprint Use of annual physical examinations by aging Chinese Canadians
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N1N4
    J Aging Health 17:573-91. 2005
    ..This study identified predictors of use of annual physical examination by aging Chinese Canadians...
  22. ncbi request reprint The factor structure of a Chinese version of the Geriatric Depression Scale
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Psychiatry Med 35:137-48. 2005
    ..This study aimed to examine the factor structure of a Chinese version of the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) with a sample of community dwelling elderly Chinese in Canada...
  23. ncbi request reprint Gambling and the older Chinese in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    The University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Gambl Stud 22:121-41. 2006
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Use of dental care by elderly Chinese immigrants in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Public Health Dent 67:55-9. 2007
    ..This study examines the predictors for elderly Chinese immigrants' use of dental care services...
  25. ncbi request reprint Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine by older Chinese immigrants in Canada
    Daniel Lai
    The University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Fam Pract 24:56-64. 2007
    ..Research is needed about the usage of complementary and alternative medicines within culturally diverse groups because of a growing number of people who use these remedies...
  26. ncbi request reprint Predictors of health service barriers for older Chinese immigrants in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Health Soc Work 32:57-65. 2007
    ..Service providers should adjust service delivery to better serve elderly immigrants who still maintain strong Chinese cultural values and beliefs...
  27. doi request reprint The relationship between mental health literacy, personal contacts and personal stigma against depression
    Jianli Wang
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Affect Disord 110:191-6. 2008
    ..To estimate and compare the percentages of personal stigma by levels of depression literacy and exposure to persons with depression, overall and by gender...
  28. ncbi request reprint Depression literacy in Alberta: findings from a general population sample
    Jianli Wang
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Psychiatry 52:442-9. 2007
    ..To assess the public's knowledge about depression, attitudes toward treatments for depression, perceived causal factors for depression, and reported prognoses of depression, overall and by sex...
  29. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in caregiving: a case in Chinese Canadian caregivers
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, TheUniversity of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
    J Women Aging 19:161-78. 2007
    ..In addition to providing support and services to Chinese female caregivers, strategies to enhance Chinese males' involvement in family caregiving are needed and discussed in the paper...
  30. ncbi request reprint Gender specific correlates of stigma toward depression in a Canadian general population sample
    Jianli Wang
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Affect Disord 103:91-7. 2007
    ..To identify gender specific demographic, clinical, knowledge and attitudinal factors associated with stigma related to depression...
  31. doi request reprint The factor structure of a Chinese Geriatric Depression Scale-SF: use with alone elderly Chinese in Shanghai, China
    Daniel Lai
    University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:503-10. 2010
    ..This study aimed to examine the factor structure of a Chinese version of the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) with a sample of community dwelling elderly Chinese living alone in Shanghai, China...
  32. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine use among Chinese and white Canadians
    Hude Quan
    University of Calgary, Community Health Sciences, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB
    Can Fam Physician 54:1563-9. 2008
    ..That finding suggests that Chinese Canadians use CAM for the treatment of chronic disease, while white Canadians use such therapies for disease treatment and health maintenance...
  33. doi request reprint Chinese health beliefs of older Chinese in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
    J Aging Health 21:38-62. 2009
    ..Discussion. The findings support the previous prescriptive knowledge about Chinese health beliefs and illustrate the intragroup sociocultural diversity that health practitioners should acknowledge in their practice...