Prevalence and presentation of depressive symptoms among Korean-American caregivers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159625
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Prevalence and presentation of depressive symptoms among Korean-American caregivers
Abstract:
Prevalence and presentation of depressive symptoms among Korean-American caregivers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Kim, Jin, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Elmhurst College
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Deicke Center for Nursing Education, 190 Prospect Avenue, Memorial Hall 105, Elmhurst, IL, 60126-3296, USA
Contact Telephone:630.617.3344
The purpose of this descriptive study was to assess the prevalence and presentation of depressive symptoms among elderly Korean-American caregivers of persons with chronic illnesses. A convenience sample of 30 Korean-American female caregivers were interviewed utilizing the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) and semi-structured interview questions exploring the caregiver depression. The findings indicated that the Korean-American caregivers scored high on CES-D Scale, yet the caregiving responsibility itself and major socioeconomic background have not directly related to caregiver depression. The majority of caregivers expressed their emotional distress through somatic symptoms. This somatic symptom presentation of depression can be seen in a widely known folk illness, "Hwa-Byung", specific to the Korean culture. As American society has become increasingly multicethnic and multicultural, it is imperative for the health care practitioners and policy makers to understand the symptom presentation of and contributing factors for depression among immigrant caregivers in the U.S. to design culturally sensitive mental health programs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePrevalence and presentation of depressive symptoms among Korean-American caregiversen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159625-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Prevalence and presentation of depressive symptoms among Korean-American caregivers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</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-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Deicke Center for Nursing Education, 190 Prospect Avenue, Memorial Hall 105, Elmhurst, IL, 60126-3296, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">630.617.3344</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">The purpose of this descriptive study was to assess the prevalence and presentation of depressive symptoms among elderly Korean-American caregivers of persons with chronic illnesses. A convenience sample of 30 Korean-American female caregivers were interviewed utilizing the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) and semi-structured interview questions exploring the caregiver depression. The findings indicated that the Korean-American caregivers scored high on CES-D Scale, yet the caregiving responsibility itself and major socioeconomic background have not directly related to caregiver depression. The majority of caregivers expressed their emotional distress through somatic symptoms. This somatic symptom presentation of depression can be seen in a widely known folk illness, &quot;Hwa-Byung&quot;, specific to the Korean culture. As American society has become increasingly multicethnic and multicultural, it is imperative for the health care practitioners and policy makers to understand the symptom presentation of and contributing factors for depression among immigrant caregivers in the U.S. to design culturally sensitive mental health programs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:11:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:11:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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