Social Determinants of Women's Mental Health and Barriers to Help-Seeking in Three Ethnically Diverse, Impoverished, and Underserved Communities

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304224
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Social Determinants of Women's Mental Health and Barriers to Help-Seeking in Three Ethnically Diverse, Impoverished, and Underserved Communities
Author(s):
Molewyk Doornbos, Mary; DeGroot, Joleen; Zandee, Gail Landheer
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Epsilon
Author Details:
Mary Molewyk Doornbos, PhD, door@calvin.edu; Joleen DeGroot, BSN, RN; Gail Landheer Zandee, MSN, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

Depression and anxiety are significant mental health issues in the United States today that tend to affect ethnically diverse, impoverished women disproportionately. These mental health issues create situations of significant burden particularly when access to care, and specifically culturally congruent care, is limited. In keeping with the newly identified Healthy People 2020 topic, the purpose of this study was to identify social determinants of mental health and barriers to help seeking in three urban, ethnically diverse, underserved, and impoverished neighborhoods.

Methods:

Using the ideological perspective of community based participatory research and in the context of long-term partnerships between a department of nursing and these neighborhoods, the research team recruited sixty-one women aged 18 to 69 years. Data were collected via homogeneous focus groups comprised of Black, Hispanic, and White women respectively. The researchers conducted five of the focus groups in English and one in Spanish. The research team transcribed the focus group data and then analyzed it using NVivo9.

Results:

The women identified saturated themes around economic, cultural, and neighborhood issues that they perceived to be determinants of their depression and anxiety. There were also significant themes around practical, psychosocial, and cultural barriers to their help seeking behavior.

Conclusion:

The results of this study have significant potential to promote women's overall mental health by contributing to an understanding of the interrelationships between social factors and depression/anxiety as well as the barriers to help-seeking. As such, this research can make important contributions to nursing practice, client outcomes, and the science of nursing.'

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Keywords:
Women's mental health; Community based participatory research; Social determinants of depression/anxiety
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleSocial Determinants of Women's Mental Health and Barriers to Help-Seeking in Three Ethnically Diverse, Impoverished, and Underserved Communitiesen
dc.contributor.authorMolewyk Doornbos, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorDeGroot, Joleenen
dc.contributor.authorZandee, Gail Landheeren
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Epsilonen
dc.author.detailsMary Molewyk Doornbos, PhD, door@calvin.edu; Joleen DeGroot, BSN, RN; Gail Landheer Zandee, MSN, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304224-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Depression and anxiety are significant mental health issues in the United States today that tend to affect ethnically diverse, impoverished women disproportionately. These mental health issues create situations of significant burden particularly when access to care, and specifically culturally congruent care, is limited. In keeping with the newly identified Healthy People 2020 topic, the purpose of this study was to identify social determinants of mental health and barriers to help seeking in three urban, ethnically diverse, underserved, and impoverished neighborhoods. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>Using the ideological perspective of community based participatory research and in the context of long-term partnerships between a department of nursing and these neighborhoods, the research team recruited sixty-one women aged 18 to 69 years. Data were collected via homogeneous focus groups comprised of Black, Hispanic, and White women respectively. The researchers conducted five of the focus groups in English and one in Spanish. The research team transcribed the focus group data and then analyzed it using NVivo9.<i> </i><p><b>Results: </b> <p>The women identified saturated themes around economic, cultural, and neighborhood issues that they perceived to be determinants of their depression and anxiety. There were also significant themes around practical, psychosocial, and cultural barriers to their help seeking behavior. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The results of this study have significant potential to promote women's overall mental health by contributing to an understanding of the interrelationships between social factors and depression/anxiety as well as the barriers to help-seeking. As such, this research can make important contributions to nursing practice, client outcomes, and the science of nursing.' <p><b>'</b>en
dc.subjectWomen's mental healthen
dc.subjectCommunity based participatory researchen
dc.subjectSocial determinants of depression/anxietyen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:31:33Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:31:33Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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