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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160109
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Stressors related to depression among elderly Korean immigrants.
Abstract:
Stressors related to depression among elderly Korean immigrants.
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Lee, Young-Me, DNSc
P.I. Institution Name:DePaul University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Nursing Department, 990 W. Fullerton AVE, Chicago, IL, 60614, USA
Contact Telephone:773-325-4105
Despite the rapid increase in the number of elderly Korean immigrants
and documented depression, there are few studies that define predictors
directly related to depression and also examine the relationship between
somatic symptoms and depression. Further, there has been a lack of studies
that explore changes in the traditional family relationships, which
address family togetherness and family support for aged parents. The
purpose of this study was to explore variables related to depression in
elderly Korean immigrants. The variables examined were acculturative
stress, stressful life events, family relationships, and social support.
The relationship between somatic symptoms and depression was also
examined. Lazarus and Folkman's stress and coping theory was used as the
theoretical basis. The study used a cross-sectional survey design. A
community sample, consisting of 160 elderly Korean immigrants, was
obtained. The majority of the participants expressed a desire for
independent living instead of living with their adult children so that
they were not burden on their children. Korean elders who lived with their
children perceived fewer sources of social support than Korean elders who
lived independently. Korean elders who lived with their children also
reported lower depression scores and lower levels of life stress than
their counterparts. Thus, the results indicated that family support still
plays a very important role in dealing with stressors among this sample.
Using multiple regression models, income levels, sources of income, health
status, stressful life events, and acculturative stress were significant
predictors of depression among elderly Korean immigrants. This study also
found that somatic symptoms were closely associated with depression and
might be viewed as a common presentation of depression in this sample.
Therefore, the findings highlight the importance of using culturally
relevant clinical methods when assessing and treating depression among
elderly Korean immigrants. The results also provide a comprehensive
understanding of stress, depression, and changes in family relationships
experienced by this sample.
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.titleStressors related to depression among elderly Korean immigrants.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160109-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Stressors related to depression among elderly Korean immigrants.</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Young-Me, DNSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">DePaul University</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">Nursing Department, 990 W. Fullerton AVE, Chicago, IL, 60614, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">773-325-4105</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ylee23@depaul.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Despite the rapid increase in the number of elderly Korean immigrants <br/> and documented depression, there are few studies that define predictors <br/> directly related to depression and also examine the relationship between <br/> somatic symptoms and depression. Further, there has been a lack of studies <br/> that explore changes in the traditional family relationships, which <br/> address family togetherness and family support for aged parents. The <br/> purpose of this study was to explore variables related to depression in <br/> elderly Korean immigrants. The variables examined were acculturative <br/> stress, stressful life events, family relationships, and social support. <br/> The relationship between somatic symptoms and depression was also <br/> examined. Lazarus and Folkman's stress and coping theory was used as the <br/> theoretical basis. The study used a cross-sectional survey design. A <br/> community sample, consisting of 160 elderly Korean immigrants, was <br/> obtained. The majority of the participants expressed a desire for <br/> independent living instead of living with their adult children so that <br/> they were not burden on their children. Korean elders who lived with their <br/> children perceived fewer sources of social support than Korean elders who <br/> lived independently. Korean elders who lived with their children also <br/> reported lower depression scores and lower levels of life stress than <br/> their counterparts. Thus, the results indicated that family support still <br/> plays a very important role in dealing with stressors among this sample. <br/> Using multiple regression models, income levels, sources of income, health <br/> status, stressful life events, and acculturative stress were significant <br/> predictors of depression among elderly Korean immigrants. This study also <br/> found that somatic symptoms were closely associated with depression and <br/> might be viewed as a common presentation of depression in this sample. <br/> Therefore, the findings highlight the importance of using culturally <br/> relevant clinical methods when assessing and treating depression among <br/> elderly Korean immigrants. The results also provide a comprehensive <br/> understanding of stress, depression, and changes in family relationships <br/> experienced by this sample.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:38:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:38:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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