Namkee G Choi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Association between participant-identified problems and depression severity in problem-solving therapy for low-income homebound older adults
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 27:491-9. 2012
  2. pmc Passive coping response to depressive symptoms among low-income homebound older adults: does it affect depression severity and treatment outcome?
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, D3500, Austin, TX 78712 0358, USA
    Behav Res Ther 50:668-74. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Meals on Wheels: exploring potential for and barriers to integrating depression intervention for homebound older adults
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 0358, USA
    Home Health Care Serv Q 30:214-30. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Determinants of stability and changes in self-reported work disability among older working-age populations
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, 78712, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 15:11-31. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Utilization of complementary and alternative medicines for mental health problems among Asian Americans
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin, 78712 0358, USA
    Community Ment Health J 46:570-8. 2010
  6. pmc Heavy/binge drinking and depressive symptoms in older adults: gender differences
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:860-8. 2011
  7. pmc Relationship between spouse/partner support and depressive symptoms in older adults: gender difference
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
    Aging Ment Health 15:307-17. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Drinking, smoking, and psychological distress in middle and late life
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Aging Ment Health 15:720-31. 2011
  9. pmc Relationship between health service use and health information technology use among older adults: analysis of the US National Health Interview Survey
    NAMKEE CHOI
    University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, Austin, TX, United States
    J Med Internet Res 13:e33. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Wisdom from life's challenges: qualitative interviews with low- and moderate-income older adults who were nominated as being wise
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 0358, USA
    J Gerontol Soc Work 54:592-614. 2011

Detail Information

Publications59

  1. pmc Association between participant-identified problems and depression severity in problem-solving therapy for low-income homebound older adults
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 27:491-9. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the severity of baseline depressive symptoms and the problems that low-income homebound older adults (n = 66) identified in their problem-solving therapy (PST) sessions...
  2. pmc Passive coping response to depressive symptoms among low-income homebound older adults: does it affect depression severity and treatment outcome?
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, D3500, Austin, TX 78712 0358, USA
    Behav Res Ther 50:668-74. 2012
    ..Further research needs to examine the moderating effect of coping responses to depressive symptoms on treatment efficacy of PST and other psychosocial interventions for late-life depression...
  3. doi request reprint Meals on Wheels: exploring potential for and barriers to integrating depression intervention for homebound older adults
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 0358, USA
    Home Health Care Serv Q 30:214-30. 2011
    ..About 64-72% of MOWs that are not current providers of screening and/or referrals want to provide the services, and 21% of those that are not current providers of in-home counseling want to provide it...
  4. ncbi request reprint Determinants of stability and changes in self-reported work disability among older working-age populations
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, 78712, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 15:11-31. 2003
    ..Research and policy implications of the findings are discussed...
  5. doi request reprint Utilization of complementary and alternative medicines for mental health problems among Asian Americans
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin, 78712 0358, USA
    Community Ment Health J 46:570-8. 2010
    ..Although Asian Americans with severe mental health problems are more likely to access TCMHS than CAM alone, the utilization of TCMHS still appears to be low...
  6. pmc Heavy/binge drinking and depressive symptoms in older adults: gender differences
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:860-8. 2011
    ....
  7. pmc Relationship between spouse/partner support and depressive symptoms in older adults: gender difference
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
    Aging Ment Health 15:307-17. 2011
    ..These relationship patterns were found in both younger and older groups of men and women...
  8. doi request reprint Drinking, smoking, and psychological distress in middle and late life
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Aging Ment Health 15:720-31. 2011
    ..These women are the most psychologically distressed and may need interventions designed to help them quit smoking, reduce or quit drinking, and alleviate psychological distress...
  9. pmc Relationship between health service use and health information technology use among older adults: analysis of the US National Health Interview Survey
    NAMKEE CHOI
    University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, Austin, TX, United States
    J Med Internet Res 13:e33. 2011
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Wisdom from life's challenges: qualitative interviews with low- and moderate-income older adults who were nominated as being wise
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 0358, USA
    J Gerontol Soc Work 54:592-614. 2011
    ..Their emphasis on interconnectedness and interdependence, forgiveness and patience, and gratitude appears to represent self-transcendental qualities of wisdom. Social work practice and research implications are discussed...
  11. doi request reprint Psychological distress, binge/heavy drinking, and gender differences among older adults
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, Austin, TX 78712 0358, USA
    Am J Addict 20:420-8. 2011
    ..Though findings on the relationship between heavy drinking and psychological distress in men and women are not consistent across studies, older men and women should be assessed for both conditions in clinical settings...
  12. doi request reprint Severity and correlates of depressive symptoms among recipients of meals on wheels: age, gender, and racial/ethnic difference
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:145-54. 2010
    ..Implications of and recommendations for incorporating a valid depression-screening tool into social service agencies' existing assessment process are discussed...
  13. doi request reprint Risk factors and intervention programs for depression in nursing home residents: nursing home staff interview findings
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 0358, USA
    J Gerontol Soc Work 52:668-85. 2009
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Unmet needs and depressive symptoms among low--income older adults
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78172 0358, USA
    J Gerontol Soc Work 52:567-83. 2009
    ..Future research and practice implications are discussed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Determinants of self-perceived changes in health status among pre- and early-retirement populations
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, 78712 0358, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 56:197-222. 2003
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Reaching out to racial/ethnic minority older persons for elderly nutrition programs
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, One University Station, D3500, Austin, TX, 78712, USA
    J Nutr Elder 24:89-104. 2004
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Predicting the changes in depressive symptomatology in later life: how much do changes in health status, marital and caregiving status, work and volunteering, and health-related behaviors contribute?
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, Mail Code D3500, Austin, TX 78712 0358, USA
    J Aging Health 19:152-77. 2007
    ..3-3.4%) of variance in the follow-up CES-D score...
  18. ncbi request reprint Comparison of depressive symptoms between homebound older adults and ambulatory older adults
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 0358, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:310-22. 2007
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Low-income older adults' acceptance of depression treatments: examination of within-group differences
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 0358, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:423-33. 2007
    ..Homebound older adults had less favorable attitudes toward CB than did their ambulatory peers...
  20. ncbi request reprint Age group differences in depressive symptoms among older adults with functional impairments
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas of Austin, 78712 0358, USA
    Health Soc Work 32:177-88. 2007
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Life regrets and pride among low-income older adults: relationships with depressive symptoms, current life stressors and coping resources
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, Austin, Texas, United States
    Aging Ment Health 13:213-25. 2009
    ..However, the regrets and pride explained a small amount of the variance in the GDS scores, while the current life stressors explained a large portion of the variance...
  22. doi request reprint Self-neglect and neglect of vulnerable older adults: reexamination of etiology
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 0358, USA
    J Gerontol Soc Work 52:171-87. 2009
    ..This inadequate public policy coverage, rather than individual and intrafamily risk factors per se, needs to be considered as a significant cause of elder self-neglect/neglect...
  23. doi request reprint The integration of social and psychologic services to improve low-income homebound older adults' access to depression treatment
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Fam Community Health 32:S27-35. 2009
    ..This study outlines the rationale for integrating the social and psychologic services for homebound older adults and the need for research evidence on the feasibility, efficacy, and replicability of implementing such an integrated model...
  24. doi request reprint Depression in older nursing home residents: the influence of nursing home environmental stressors, coping, and acceptance of group and individual therapy
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    Aging Ment Health 12:536-47. 2008
    ..In regard to depression treatment, the interviewees appeared to prefer nursing home programs that reduce their isolation over group or individual psychotherapy...
  25. pmc Depression in homebound older adults: problem-solving therapy and personal and social resourcefulness
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 0358, USA
    Behav Ther 44:489-500. 2013
    ....
  26. pmc Discrepancy between chronological age and felt age: age group difference in objective and subjective health as correlates
    Namkee G Choi
    The University of Texas at Austin, USA
    J Aging Health 26:458-73. 2014
    ..Guided by the social comparison theory, we examined correlates of the discrepancy between chronological and felt ages in three age groups of community-dwelling older adults: 65 to 69, 70 to 79, and 80 and older...
  27. pmc Relationship between depressive symptom severity and emergency department use among low-income, depressed homebound older adults aged 50 years and older
    Namkee G Choi
    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 12:233. 2012
    ..This study examined the relationship between depressive symptom severity and the number of ED visits among low-income homebound older adults who participated in a randomized controlled trial of telehealth problem-solving therapy (PST)...
  28. pmc Mental health service use among depressed, low-income homebound middle-aged and older adults
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 0358, USA
    J Aging Health 25:638-55. 2013
    ..This study examined previous mental health service use among low-income homebound middle-aged and older adults who participated in a study testing the feasibility and efficacy of telehealth problem-solving therapy for depression...
  29. pmc Six-month postintervention depression and disability outcomes of in-home telehealth problem-solving therapy for depressed, low-income homebound older adults
    Namkee G Choi
    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    Depress Anxiety 31:653-61. 2014
    ..The purpose of this paper was to report both depression and disability outcomes of telehealth problem-solving therapy (tele-PST via Skype video call) for low-income homebound older adults over 6 months postintervention...
  30. pmc Internet use among older adults: association with health needs, psychological capital, and social capital
    Namkee G Choi
    The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, United States
    J Med Internet Res 15:e97. 2013
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Association of adverse childhood experiences with lifetime mental and substance use disorders among men and women aged 50+ years
    Namkee G Choi
    The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr . 2016
    ..Given growing numbers of older adults with mental and substance use disorders (MSUDs), this study examined the association between ten types of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and lifetime MSUDs among those aged 50+...
  32. ncbi request reprint Association of Traffic Injuries, Substance Use Disorders, and ED Visit Outcomes among Individuals Aged 50+ Years
    Namkee G Choi
    a Professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 48:369-376. 2016
    ..We examined the role of substance use disorders (SUD) in ED visit outcomes among older MVT injury patients either as drivers, passengers, or pedestrians...
  33. doi request reprint Too little sleep and too much sleep among older adults: Associations with self-reported sleep medication use, sleep quality and healthcare utilization
    Namkee G Choi
    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    Geriatr Gerontol Int . 2016
    ..The present study examined relationships among older adults' sleep duration (1-5 h and ≥10 h vs 6-9 h), sleep medication use, sleep quality and healthcare use...
  34. doi request reprint Sociodemographic Characteristics and Health Status of Lifetime Abstainers, Ex-Drinkers, Bingers, and Nonbingers Among Baby Boomers and Older Adults
    Namkee G Choi
    a School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 51:637-48. 2016
    ..Health risks associated with abstention from alcohol drinking in previous studies may have been exaggerated because the pool of abstainers in many studies included both lifetime abstainers and ex-drinkers, including sick-quitters...
  35. doi request reprint Nonsuicidal self-injury and suicide attempts among ED patients older than 50 years: comparison of risk factors and ED visit outcomes
    Namkee G Choi
    Univeristy of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712, USA Electronic address
    Am J Emerg Med 34:1016-21. 2016
    ..The current study examined the prevalence and characteristics of NSSI compared to suicide attempt (SA) in adults older than 50 years who were seen at Emergency Departments (EDs) and their ED visit outcomes...
  36. doi request reprint When depression is diagnosed, older adults are as likely as younger adults to be prescribed pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, Austin, TX, USA Electronic address
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 43:6-11. 2016
    ..This study examined age group differences in the rates of depression diagnosis and treatment using a national probability sample...
  37. doi request reprint Relationship between marijuana and other illicit drug use and depression/suicidal thoughts among late middle-aged and older adults
    Namkee G Choi
    The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd, D3500, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 28:577-89. 2016
    ..This study examined the relationship between marijuana and/or other illicit drug use and major depressive episode (MDE) and serious suicidal thoughts among those aged 50+ years in the USA...
  38. doi request reprint Associations of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders With Presenting Problems and Outcomes in Older Adults' Emergency Department Visits
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, Austin, TX
    Acad Emerg Med 22:1316-26. 2015
    ..These disorders are especially prevalent in emergency department (ED) visits. This study examined the effect of mental health and substance use disorders on older adults' ED presenting problems and outcomes...
  39. pmc Acceptance of home-based telehealth problem-solving therapy for depressed, low-income homebound older adults: qualitative interviews with the participants and aging-service case managers
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
    Gerontologist 54:704-13. 2014
    ....
  40. pmc The digital divide among low-income homebound older adults: Internet use patterns, eHealth literacy, and attitudes toward computer/Internet use
    Namkee G Choi
    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 0358, USA
    J Med Internet Res 15:e93. 2013
    ..Despite many previous studies of older adults' Internet use, none focused on these most vulnerable older adults...
  41. doi request reprint Older marijuana users: Life stressors and perceived social support
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712, USA Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 169:56-63. 2016
    ..Given increasing numbers of older-adult marijuana users, this study examined the association of marijuana use and marijuana use disorder with life stressors and perceived social support in the 50+ age group...
  42. ncbi request reprint Relationship Between the Types of Insurance Coverage and Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Use Among Older Adults
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin, USA
    J Appl Gerontol 35:1343-1362. 2016
    ..Private insurance was not a significant factor for either age group. Older adults with mental health problems must be encouraged to seek treatment and need to be informed about mental health coverage included in their insurance(s)...
  43. doi request reprint Social participation and self-rated health among older male veterans and non-veterans
    Namkee G Choi
    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 16:920-7. 2016
    ..To examine self-rated health (SRH) and its association with social participation, along with physical and mental health indicators, among USA male veterans and non-veterans aged ≥65 years...
  44. doi request reprint Older-adult marijuana users and ex-users: Comparisons of sociodemographic characteristics and mental and substance use disorders
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 165:94-102. 2016
    ..The increasing numbers of older-adult marijuana users call for better understanding of their mental and substance use disorders (MSUDs)...
  45. doi request reprint Risk Factors for Self-reported Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Illicit Drugs Among Older Adults
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
    Gerontologist 56:282-91. 2016
    ..This study (a) examined risk factors for older adults' driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI) and (b) discerned differences between those aged 50-64 and those aged 65+...
  46. pmc Alcohol Use as Risk Factors for Older Adults' Emergency Department Visits: A Latent Class Analysis
    Namkee G Choi
    The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, Austin, Texas
    West J Emerg Med 16:1146-58. 2015
    ..This paper was intended to identify subgroups of individuals aged 50+ by their risk for ED visits by examining their health/mental health status and alcohol use patterns...
  47. pmc Mental health treatment use and perceived treatment need among suicide planners and attempters in the United States: between and within group differences
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd, D3500, Austin, TX, 78712, USA
    BMC Res Notes 8:305. 2015
    ..We examined mental health treatment use and perceived treatment need in four groups of US adults who had serious suicidal ideation: (1) no suicide plan/no attempt; (2) planned/no attempt; (3) no plan/attempted; and (4) planned/attempted...
  48. doi request reprint Alcohol and other substance use, mental health treatment use, and perceived unmet treatment need: Comparison between baby boomers and older adults
    Namkee G Choi
    University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd, D3500, Austin, Texas, 78712
    Am J Addict 24:299-307. 2015
    ..This study examined these associations among the rapidly growing population of baby boomers and their older counterparts...
  49. doi request reprint Middle-aged and older adults who had serious suicidal thoughts: who made suicide plans and nonfatal suicide attempts?
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd, D3500, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 27:491-500. 2015
    ..Using multi-year, national epidemiologic survey data, this study identified correlates of making suicide plans and nonfatal suicide attempts among U.S. adults aged 50+ years...
  50. doi request reprint Treatment use, perceived need, and barriers to seeking treatment for substance abuse and mental health problems among older adults compared to younger adults
    Namkee G Choi
    The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd, D3500, Austin, TX 78712, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 145:113-20. 2014
    ..26-34, 35-49, and 50-64 years old...
  51. pmc Late-life depression and cardiovascular disease burden: examination of reciprocal relationship
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:1522-9. 2014
    ..This study assessed both cross-sectional association and longitudinal reciprocal relationships between late-life depressive symptoms and CVD...
  52. doi request reprint Associations of lifetime abstention and past and current alcohol use with late-life mental health: a propensity score analysis
    C Nathan Marti
    University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd, D3500, Austin, Texas, 78702, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 149:245-51. 2015
    ..This study examined associations between mental disorders and alcohol use/nonuse patterns among individuals aged 65+ years...
  53. pmc Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults Who Do Not Drive: Association With Mobility Resources and Perceived Transportation Barriers
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin
    Gerontologist 56:432-43. 2016
    ..To examine alternative means of mobility that nondriving older adults rely on and their impact on well-being...
  54. ncbi request reprint Correlates of Worry About Health Care Costs Among Older Adults
    Namkee G Choi
    The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
    J Appl Gerontol . 2016
    ..Practice and policy implications for the findings are discussed...
  55. doi request reprint Pain severity, interference, and prescription analgesic use among depressed, low-income homebound older adults
    Namkee G Choi
    a The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, Austin, TX, USA
    Aging Ment Health 20:804-13. 2016
    ....
  56. pmc Effect of Problem-Solving Therapy on Depressed Low-Income Homebound Older Adults' Death/Suicidal Ideation and Hopelessness
    Namkee G Choi
    School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 46:323-36. 2016
    ..17 for in-person PST. Hopelessness mediated the effect of tele-PST but not in-person PST; however, in-person PST also alleviated hopelessness, which led to lower ideation. Clinical implications of the findings are discussed. ..
  57. pmc Felt age and cognitive-affective depressive symptoms in late life
    Namkee G Choi
    a School of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin, USA
    Aging Ment Health 18:833-7. 2014
    ..This study examined both cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between felt age and cognitive-affective symptom dimensions of depression in late life...
  58. ncbi request reprint Caregiving and volunteering: are private and public helping behaviors linked?
    Jeffrey A Burr
    Department of Gerontology, McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies, 100 Morrissey Blvd, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125 3393, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S247-56. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between two forms of helping behavior among older adults--informal caregiving and formal volunteer activity...