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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303844
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Depression and Family History in Central American Immigrant Mothers
Author(s):
Maradiegue, Ann H.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon
Author Details:
Ann H. Maradiegue, PhD, RN, amaradie@gmu.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: Depression is a global health problem that disproportionately affects women, and certain populations. The study purposes were to examine the relationship between maternal depressive symptoms and family history of depression, shared family environment, and stressful events; and to analyze this model using the variables to identify the mental health needs of Central American immigrants, so that clinical interventions can be developed.

Methods: Once consent was obtained, a 28-item questionnaire was administered face-to-face and read to the subject in their preferred language, so that those who were unable to read would feel more comfortable. Participants were recruited from area churches and community sites. The study sample included Central American immigrant mothers (N = 101) who reported residing in the USA with their adolescent daughter. Data were analyzed using SPSS. Fisher’s exact test and Chi-Square analysis were used for each of the independent variables, to examine the significance of the association to maternal depressive symptoms. Binomial logistic regression was used to model the relationships between maternal depressive symptoms and the independent variables.

Results: More than one-third (n = 36) of the participants were depressed, 39 of the mothers stated their daughters were engaged in health risk behaviors, and approximately half (n = 45) of the participants reported a positive family history of depression. These variables were found to be the risk specific factors in this study for depressive symptoms in Central American mothers.

Conclusion: Numerous factors contribute to the development maternal depressive symptoms. Routine health assessments are improved by obtaining a comprehensive family history for mental illness, coupled with a detailed social history. Targeted interventions need to consider the unique circumstances of Central American immigrant families so that available resources, such as mental health referrals and stress reduction that decrease disease vulnerability can be put in place.

Keywords:
Family History; Depression; Hispanic/Latina
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDepression and Family History in Central American Immigrant Mothersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMaradiegue, Ann H.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsAnn H. Maradiegue, PhD, RN, amaradie@gmu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303844-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>Depression is a global health problem that disproportionately affects women, and certain populations. The study purposes were to examine the relationship between maternal depressive symptoms and family history of depression, shared family environment, and stressful events; and to analyze this model using the variables to identify the mental health needs of Central American immigrants, so that clinical interventions can be developed. <p><b>Methods: </b>Once consent was obtained, a 28-item questionnaire was administered face-to-face and read to the subject in their preferred language, so that those who were unable to read would feel more comfortable. Participants were recruited from area churches and community sites. The study sample included Central American immigrant mothers (<i>N </i>= 101) who reported residing in the USA with their adolescent daughter. Data were analyzed using SPSS. Fisher’s exact test and Chi-Square analysis were used for each of the independent variables, to examine the significance of the association to maternal depressive symptoms. Binomial logistic regression was used to model the relationships between maternal depressive symptoms and the independent variables. <p><b>Results: </b>More than one-third (<i>n</i> = 36) of the participants were depressed, 39 of the mothers stated their daughters were engaged in health risk behaviors, and approximately half (<i>n</i> = 45) of the participants reported a positive family history of depression. These variables were found to be the risk specific factors in this study for depressive symptoms in Central American mothers. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Numerous factors contribute to the development maternal depressive symptoms. Routine health assessments are improved by obtaining a comprehensive family history for mental illness, coupled with a detailed social history. Targeted interventions need to consider the unique circumstances of Central American immigrant families so that available resources, such as mental health referrals and stress reduction that decrease disease vulnerability can be put in place.en_GB
dc.subjectFamily Historyen_GB
dc.subjectDepressionen_GB
dc.subjectHispanic/Latinaen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:24:17Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:24:17Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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