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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335292
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predictors of Depression Among Midlife Women in South Korea
Other Titles:
Symposium: The Asian Women's Health Research Network: A Showcase of Studies by the Korean Side
Author(s):
Ham, Ok-kyung; Im, Eun-Ok
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Ok-kyung Ham, PhD, RN, okkyung@inha.ac.kr; Eun-Ok Im, RN, MPH, PhD, CNS, FAAN
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Across the globe, depressive symptoms are more prevalent in women compared with men. Especially among Korean midlife women in South Korea, the prevalence of depressive symptoms ranged from 14 to 22%. Furthermore, within the population, women with specific characteristics (e.g., low income) were reported to experience depressive symptoms more than their counterparts. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms and identify predictors of depressive symptoms among midlife women in Korea. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among a convenient sample of 200 midlife women recruited from a community health center and a branch office of the Planned Population Federation of Korea located in one metropolitan area. Self-administered questionnaires included questions on socioeconomic characteristics, lifestyle behaviors, and the Beck Depression Inventory. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression analyses. Results: The mean age was 52.48 (SD=8.82, range = 35-65). Sixty-seven percent had monthly income of less than 1 million Won (US $1,000), and 39.5% were living without a spouse. Mild depression was reported in 20.0% of the women. Moderate and severe depression was reported in 25.0%. Depressive symptoms were significantly associated with income (? US $ 1,000), marital status (single, separated, divorced, or widowed), and menopausal status (p < .05). All the variables considered in the model accounted for 21.5% of the total variance in depressive symptoms (F=3.318, p< .001). Conclusions: The study results indicated that certain groups of Korean midlife women with specific characteristics (e.g., low income, divorced, peri-menopausal, etc.) were more vulnerable to depressive symptoms. Therefore, future development of interventions to promote mental health should target high risk groups of women with specific characteristics. However, further international collaborative studies are needed to confirm the characteristics of midlife women that make them more vulnerable to depression.
Keywords:
Social activity; Elderly women; Depressive symptoms
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14B11
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePredictors of Depression Among Midlife Women in South Koreaen
dc.title.alternativeSymposium: The Asian Women's Health Research Network: A Showcase of Studies by the Korean Sideen
dc.contributor.authorHam, Ok-kyungen
dc.contributor.authorIm, Eun-Oken
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsOk-kyung Ham, PhD, RN, okkyung@inha.ac.kr; Eun-Ok Im, RN, MPH, PhD, CNS, FAANen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335290-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Across the globe, depressive symptoms are more prevalent in women compared with men. Especially among Korean midlife women in South Korea, the prevalence of depressive symptoms ranged from 14 to 22%. Furthermore, within the population, women with specific characteristics (e.g., low income) were reported to experience depressive symptoms more than their counterparts. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms and identify predictors of depressive symptoms among midlife women in Korea. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among a convenient sample of 200 midlife women recruited from a community health center and a branch office of the Planned Population Federation of Korea located in one metropolitan area. Self-administered questionnaires included questions on socioeconomic characteristics, lifestyle behaviors, and the Beck Depression Inventory. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression analyses. Results: The mean age was 52.48 (SD=8.82, range = 35-65). Sixty-seven percent had monthly income of less than 1 million Won (US $1,000), and 39.5% were living without a spouse. Mild depression was reported in 20.0% of the women. Moderate and severe depression was reported in 25.0%. Depressive symptoms were significantly associated with income (? US $ 1,000), marital status (single, separated, divorced, or widowed), and menopausal status (p < .05). All the variables considered in the model accounted for 21.5% of the total variance in depressive symptoms (F=3.318, p< .001). Conclusions: The study results indicated that certain groups of Korean midlife women with specific characteristics (e.g., low income, divorced, peri-menopausal, etc.) were more vulnerable to depressive symptoms. Therefore, future development of interventions to promote mental health should target high risk groups of women with specific characteristics. However, further international collaborative studies are needed to confirm the characteristics of midlife women that make them more vulnerable to depression.en
dc.subjectSocial activityen
dc.subjectElderly womenen
dc.subjectDepressive symptomsen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:48:59Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:48:59Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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