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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154544
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Correlates of Health Status in Low-Income Mothers of Young Children
Abstract:
Correlates of Health Status in Low-Income Mothers of Young Children
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Hall, Lynne A., RN, DrPH
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kentucky
Title:Professor, Assistant Dean for Research and the PhD Program
Co-Authors:Ann R. Peden, ARNP-CS, DSN; Mary Kay Rayens, PhD
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlates of different health status dimensions in low-income mothers of young children. These women constitute a high risk group for adverse mental health outcomes that may negatively affect other dimensions of health status. Methods: Data for this cross-sectional study were collected during in-home interviews with a volunteer sample of 205 single mothers in 2000-2002. The women had at least one child between the ages of two and six and were at or below 185% of poverty level. Data were collected on multiple dimensions of health status ( SF-36) and on potential correlates of these dimensions including the mothers? chronic stressors (Everyday Stressors Index), negative thinking (Crandell Cognitions Inventory), self-esteem (Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale), and depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiologic Studies?Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory). Data analysis was conducted using correlation and multiple regression. Findings: Poorer health status across all dimensions was associated with higher everyday stressors, greater negative thinking, lower self-esteem, and more depressive symptoms. For example, greater physical role limitations were associated with more chronic stressors (r = .42, p < .0001), negative thinking (r = .41, p < .0001), and depressive symptoms (r = .49, p < .0001 for the BDI; r = .46, p < .0001 for the CES-D) and lower self-esteem (r = -.38, p < .0001). Conclusions: Using a multidimensional approach to the measurement of health status, the various dimensions were moderately to strongly correlated with indicators of maternal mental health. Greater attention to the potential adverse effects of mental health on other dimensions of health status may be warranted, particularly in primary care settings.
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.titleCorrelates of Health Status in Low-Income Mothers of Young Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154544-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Correlates of Health Status in Low-Income Mothers of Young Children</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hall, Lynne A., RN, DrPH</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kentucky</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor, Assistant Dean for Research and the PhD Program</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lahall@uky.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ann R. Peden, ARNP-CS, DSN; Mary Kay Rayens, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlates of different health status dimensions in low-income mothers of young children. These women constitute a high risk group for adverse mental health outcomes that may negatively affect other dimensions of health status. Methods: Data for this cross-sectional study were collected during in-home interviews with a volunteer sample of 205 single mothers in 2000-2002. The women had at least one child between the ages of two and six and were at or below 185% of poverty level. Data were collected on multiple dimensions of health status ( SF-36) and on potential correlates of these dimensions including the mothers? chronic stressors (Everyday Stressors Index), negative thinking (Crandell Cognitions Inventory), self-esteem (Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale), and depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiologic Studies?Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory). Data analysis was conducted using correlation and multiple regression. Findings: Poorer health status across all dimensions was associated with higher everyday stressors, greater negative thinking, lower self-esteem, and more depressive symptoms. For example, greater physical role limitations were associated with more chronic stressors (r = .42, p &lt; .0001), negative thinking (r = .41, p &lt; .0001), and depressive symptoms (r = .49, p &lt; .0001 for the BDI; r = .46, p &lt; .0001 for the CES-D) and lower self-esteem (r = -.38, p &lt; .0001). Conclusions: Using a multidimensional approach to the measurement of health status, the various dimensions were moderately to strongly correlated with indicators of maternal mental health. Greater attention to the potential adverse effects of mental health on other dimensions of health status may be warranted, particularly in primary care settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:04:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:04:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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