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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154025
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predictors of Depressive Symptoms among Hispanic Women in South Florida
Abstract:
Predictors of Depressive Symptoms among Hispanic Women in South Florida
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Vermeesch, Amber Lea, MSN, RN, NP-C
P.I. Institution Name:University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
Title:Family Nurse Practitioner, Research Assistant
Co-Authors:Rosa Maria Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH; Rosina Cianelli, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN; Nilda (Nena) Peragallo, RN, DrPH, FAAN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to utilize Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to evaluate the predictors of depressive symptoms, as well as self-esteem as a mediator for these symptoms, among community dwelling Hispanic women (N = 548). The conceptual framework was based on the Stress Process Model in which exist sources of stress, mediators of stress and manifestations of stress. Depressive symptoms were viewed as manifestations of stress. Methods: SEM was used to create latent variables of Hispanic stress and acculturation and evaluate the relationship between Hispanic stress, acculturation, self-esteem and depressive symptoms. Results: The resulting hybrid structural model of depressive symptoms fit the data well (X2(19) = 58.856, p < .0001, CFI = 0.980, RMSEA = 0.062, SRMR = 0.035) and included the latent variables of Hispanic stress and acculturation as predictors of depressive symptoms and self-esteem as a mediator of depressive symptoms. Conclusion: Hispanic stress and acculturation are predictors of depressive symptoms and account for 53.2% of the variance including the mediating effect of self-esteem. These findings contribute to existing information for the creation of culturally tailored interventions for screening and treating Hispanic women for depression. Implications to nursing practice and future research are discussed.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePredictors of Depressive Symptoms among Hispanic Women in South Floridaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154025-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Predictors of Depressive Symptoms among Hispanic Women in South Florida</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Vermeesch, Amber Lea, MSN, RN, NP-C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Family Nurse Practitioner, Research Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">a.vermeesch@umiami.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rosa Maria Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH; Rosina Cianelli, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN; Nilda (Nena) Peragallo, RN, DrPH, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to utilize Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to evaluate the predictors of depressive symptoms, as well as self-esteem as a mediator for these symptoms, among community dwelling Hispanic women (N = 548). The conceptual framework was based on the Stress Process Model in which exist sources of stress, mediators of stress and manifestations of stress. Depressive symptoms were viewed as manifestations of stress. Methods: SEM was used to create latent variables of Hispanic stress and acculturation and evaluate the relationship between Hispanic stress, acculturation, self-esteem and depressive symptoms. Results: The resulting hybrid structural model of depressive symptoms fit the data well (X2(19) = 58.856, p &lt; .0001, CFI = 0.980, RMSEA = 0.062, SRMR = 0.035) and included the latent variables of Hispanic stress and acculturation as predictors of depressive symptoms and self-esteem as a mediator of depressive symptoms. Conclusion: Hispanic stress and acculturation are predictors of depressive symptoms and account for 53.2% of the variance including the mediating effect of self-esteem. These findings contribute to existing information for the creation of culturally tailored interventions for screening and treating Hispanic women for depression. Implications to nursing practice and future research are discussed.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:41:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:41:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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