Sudha Shreeniwas

My research interests focus on adults and older persons. I examine how the familial and societal contexts influence health and well being over the life course. I look at ethnic differences in health issues in the US and gender differences in health care use and health outcomes in India.

There are 8 included publications by Sudha Shreeniwas :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Childbearing History and Self-Reported Well-Being in Later Life 2006 1061 The authors examined how numbers of live births and pregnancy losses affected the self-rated health and depressive symptoms of women aged 50 years and older, contrasting African Americans and Whites. The authors used data from Atherosclerosis Risk in...
Cultural adaptation resources for nutrition and health in new immigrants in Central North Carolina. 2007 1990 This paper presents results of a study that was conducted for the purposes of describing available human services resources relating to nutrition, physical health, and behavioral health for new and recent immigrants (predominantly Mexican immigrants,...
Family-building Strategies in Urban India: Converging Demographic Trends in Two Culturally Distinct Communities 2009 798 This article examines desired family size and sex composition, the extent of son preference, the underlying motivations for the preference, and the knowledge and use of the new reproductive technologies to achieve these preferences in two culturally ...
Intergenerational Family Support for Older Men and Women in South India 2004 1100 This study examines the pattern of intergenerational familial support among older men and women in South India, indicated by older persons’ residence with children vs. with their spouse only or alone, and by any report of receiving financial support ...
Intergenerational Relations and Elder Care Preferences of Asian Indians in North Carolina 2013 1113 The US older population is growing in ethnic diversity. Persistent ethnic disparities in service use among seniors are linked to structural barriers to access, and also to family processes such as cultural preferences and intergenerational relations....
Marital Status, Family Ties, and Self-rated Health Among Elders In South India 2007 1854 This article examines the impact of familial social support ties (indicated by marital status, kin availability, sources of economic support, and frequency and quality of emotional interaction) on subjective health perception among a sample of elderl...
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Evaluation of the ARTmail Senior Art Project Among Seniors with Cognitive Limitations in North Carolina 2013 53 Participating in structured art programs is said to improve physical and mental health and social functioning of older adults including those with dementia. However, research on this subject is fairly new, and awareness of these programs is limited....
Review of the book Women at the center: Life in a modern matriarchy 2004 3188 Review of the book Women at the center: Life in a modern matriarchy by Peggy Reeves Sanday.