Prevalence and Presentation of Emotional Distress: Depression and “Hwa-Byung” (Korean “Folk” Illness) among Korean Immigrant Family Caregivers in U.S

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156626
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Presentation
Title:
Prevalence and Presentation of Emotional Distress: Depression and “Hwa-Byung” (Korean “Folk” Illness) among Korean Immigrant Family Caregivers in U.S
Abstract:
Prevalence and Presentation of Emotional Distress: Depression and “Hwa-Byung” (Korean “Folk” Illness) among Korean Immigrant Family Caregivers in U.S
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Kim, Jin, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Elmhurst College
Title:Assistant Professor
Purpose: To explored the prevalence and presentation of depressive symptoms and Korean cultural-bound syndrome, known as “Hwa-Byung” among Korean-American caregivers of persons with chronic illness at home. Design: Descriptive study with triangulated design Method: A convenience sample of 30 Korean immigrant female caregivers were interviewed face-to-face in Korean in each caregiver’s home based on the semi-structured interview guide in conjunction with a standardized instruments. The “translation-back translation” process was utilized for data collection and analyses. Findings: The Korean-American caregivers scored higher on the CES-D scale. The CES-D scores were confirmed by caregiver’ own descriptions for feelings of depression. The caregivers with high CES-D scores were suffering from “Hwa-Byung” prior to their current caregiving situations. The Korean-American caregivers viewed their emotional distress as ordinary feelings considering their circumstances and did not acknowledge this as depression. They seemed to have a different subjective meaning for depression and were not fully aware of the clinical signs and symptoms of depression. Discussion: The Korean traditional cultural norm of filial obligation plays a significant role for emotional distress among elderly Korean-American caregivers. Implication: The health care providers and policy makers need to understand the impact of the traditional cultural norm on the perceptions of emotional distress among ethnic minority caregivers in order to provide culturally sensitive family cares and educational programs <!--Abstract 13179 modified by 67.25.192.215 on 10-27-2002-->
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePrevalence and Presentation of Emotional Distress: Depression and “Hwa-Byung” (Korean “Folk” Illness) among Korean Immigrant Family Caregivers in U.Sen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156626-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Prevalence and Presentation of Emotional Distress: Depression and &ldquo;Hwa-Byung&rdquo; (Korean &ldquo;Folk&rdquo; Illness) among Korean Immigrant Family Caregivers in U.S</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kim, Jin, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Elmhurst College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jkimchoi@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To explored the prevalence and presentation of depressive symptoms and Korean cultural-bound syndrome, known as &ldquo;Hwa-Byung&rdquo; among Korean-American caregivers of persons with chronic illness at home. Design: Descriptive study with triangulated design Method: A convenience sample of 30 Korean immigrant female caregivers were interviewed face-to-face in Korean in each caregiver&rsquo;s home based on the semi-structured interview guide in conjunction with a standardized instruments. The &ldquo;translation-back translation&rdquo; process was utilized for data collection and analyses. Findings: The Korean-American caregivers scored higher on the CES-D scale. The CES-D scores were confirmed by caregiver&rsquo; own descriptions for feelings of depression. The caregivers with high CES-D scores were suffering from &ldquo;Hwa-Byung&rdquo; prior to their current caregiving situations. The Korean-American caregivers viewed their emotional distress as ordinary feelings considering their circumstances and did not acknowledge this as depression. They seemed to have a different subjective meaning for depression and were not fully aware of the clinical signs and symptoms of depression. Discussion: The Korean traditional cultural norm of filial obligation plays a significant role for emotional distress among elderly Korean-American caregivers. Implication: The health care providers and policy makers need to understand the impact of the traditional cultural norm on the perceptions of emotional distress among ethnic minority caregivers in order to provide culturally sensitive family cares and educational programs &lt;!--Abstract 13179 modified by 67.25.192.215 on 10-27-2002--&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:58:01Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:58:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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