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Family functioning and depression in low-income Latino couples.

Published on Oct 1, 2009in Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
· DOI :10.1111/j.1752-0606.2009.00139.x
Ingrid A. Sarmiento2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Clark University),
Esteban V. Cardemil16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Clark University)
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Abstract
Although extensive research has found a strong relationship between poor family functioning and depression, previous research has not examined this relationship among lowincome Latinos. In this study, we examined how family functioning may be associated with depression in a sample of low-income Latino couples. In addition, we examined how acculturative stress moderates the relationship between family functioning and depression. Our results indicate that the relationship between family functioning and depression is stronger in women and that acculturative stress moderates this relationship in women. Probing this interaction indicates that women who reported high acculturative stress coupled with poor family functioning experienced more depression. Clinical implications are discussed.
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Published on Jan 1, 2007in American Journal of Public Health5.38
Margarita Alegría66
Estimated H-index: 66
(CHA: Cambridge Health Alliance),
Norah Mulvaney-Day12
Estimated H-index: 12
(CHA: Cambridge Health Alliance)
+ 3 AuthorsGlorisa Canino69
Estimated H-index: 69
(UPR: University of Puerto Rico)
Objectives. We examined the prevalence of depressive, anxiety, and substance use disorders among Latinos residing in the United States. Methods. We used data from the National Latino and Asian American Study, which included a nationally representative sample of Latinos. We calculated weighted prevalence rates of lifetime and past-year psychiatric disorders across different sociodemographic, ethnic, and immigration groups. Results. Lifetime psychiatric disorder prevalence estimates were 28.1% for...
Published on Jan 1, 2007in The Family Journal
Yolanda A. Treviño1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
H. Ray Wooten2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Robin E. Scott1
Estimated H-index: 1
This study examines the relationships between depression and marital adjustment in Hispanic couples as measured by the Beck Depression Inventory—II and the Dyadic Adjustment Scale. The participants were 98 married Hispanic couples from Las Vegas and San Antonio area churches and community centers who volunteered to participate in this study. Correlations for husbands and wives and the total group between depression and overall marital adjustment and the subscales of marital adjustment were signi...
Published on Oct 5, 2005in Psychological Medicine5.64
Joshua Breslau25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Harvard University),
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola42
Estimated H-index: 42
(UC Davis: University of California, Davis)
+ 3 AuthorsRonald C. Kessler229
Estimated H-index: 229
(Harvard University)
Social adversity is commonly associated with increased risk for psychiatric disorders (Dohrenwend, 2000). However, community studies in the United States have not found elevated point prevalence of psychiatric disorders among disadvantaged racial and ethnic minority groups (Kessler et al., 1994; Somervell et al., 1989), despite higher levels of social adversity experienced by these groups (Clark et al., 1999; Turner & Lloyd, 2004; Williams, 1999). In the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS), the fi...
Published on Oct 1, 2005in Biological Psychiatry11.50
Ronald C. Kessler229
Estimated H-index: 229
(Harvard University),
Howard G. Birnbaum51
Estimated H-index: 51
(AG: Analysis Group)
+ 8 AuthorsEllen E. Walters44
Estimated H-index: 44
(Harvard University)
Background To estimate the prevalence and correlates of clinician-diagnosed DSM-IV nonaffective psychosis (NAP) in a national household survey. Methods Data came from the United States National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). A screen for NAP was followed by blinded sub-sample clinical reappraisal interviews. Logistic regression was used to impute clinical diagnoses to respondents who were not re-interviewed. The method of Multiple Imputation (MI) was used to estimate prevalence and corr...
Published on Mar 1, 2005in Psychological Medicine5.64
Joshua Breslau25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Harvard University),
Kenneth S. Kendler153
Estimated H-index: 153
(MCV: VCU Medical Center)
+ 2 AuthorsRonald C. Kessler229
Estimated H-index: 229
(Harvard University)
Background. Recent research in the United States has demonstrated striking health disparities across ethnic groups. Despite a longstanding interest in ethnic disadvantage in psychiatric epidemiology, patterns of psychiatric morbidity across ethnic groups have never been examined in a nationally representative sample. Method. Ethnic differences in psychiatric morbidity are analyzed using data from the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS). The three largest ethnic groups in the United States – Hispan...
Deana B. Davalos19
Estimated H-index: 19
(CSU: Colorado State University),
Ernest L. Chavez18
Estimated H-index: 18
(CSU: Colorado State University),
Robert J. Guardiola2
Estimated H-index: 2
(CSU: Colorado State University)
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Published on Sep 1, 2004in Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment1.40
Christine M. Walrath19
Estimated H-index: 19
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Eileen Franco1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsE. Wayne Holden11
Estimated H-index: 11
There is a documented need for reliable and valid Spanish-translated child mental health assessment tools. Although the psychometric properties of some of the more commonly used Spanish translations have been demonstrated, many instruments that were developed, tested, and normed in English are being Spanish-translated and used without further psychometric investigation. The current study found preliminary support for the internal consistency and convergent validity of the Spanish-translated Fami...
Philip S. Wang68
Estimated H-index: 68
(Brigham and Women's Hospital),
Gregory E. Simon83
Estimated H-index: 83
(Group Health Cooperative),
Ronald C. Kessler229
Estimated H-index: 229
(Harvard University)
Cost-of-illness research has shown that depression is associated with an enormous economic burden, in the order of tens of billions of dollars each year in the US alone. The largest component of this economic burden derives from lost work productivity due to depression. A large body of literature indicates that the causes of the economic burden of depression, including impaired work performance, would respond both to improvement in depressive symptomatology and to standard treatments for depress...
Published on Jan 1, 2003
Pamela Balls Organista10
Estimated H-index: 10
,
Kurt C. Organista24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of California, Berkeley),
Karen Kurasaki1
Estimated H-index: 1
Published on Dec 1, 2002in Psychiatric Services2.25
Steven R. López29
Estimated H-index: 29
Given the persistent underutilization of mental health services by Latino persons, the mental health research agenda for this population should be shaped by a single practical issue: how to get quality mental health services to Latino consumers and their families. To address this issue, studies are needed that are longitudinal in design, that assess social factors in Latino communities, and that evaluate new and existing interventions. Collaborative investigations that draw on multidisciplinary ...
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James R. Muruthi (VT: Virginia Tech), Lauren C. Zalla (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Denise C. Lewis6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UGA: University of Georgia)
Objective: We aimed to investigate the longitudinal effects of spousal support on aging Hispanic Americans’ depressive symptoms using population-based data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS...
Published on Mar 1, 2019in Child Abuse & Neglect2.85
Vivian Khamis12
Estimated H-index: 12
(AUB: American University of Beirut)
Abstract Background Since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria, many people, including children and adolescents, have fled their homes into neighboring countries. Little research exists on the psychosocial adjustment of refugee children and adolescents resettled in Lebanon and Jordan. Objective This study investigated the prevalence and predictors of PTSD and emotion dysregulation in Syrian refugee children and adolescents who resettled in Lebanon and Jordan. It was hypothesized that a combinat...
Published on May 23, 2018in Ethnicity & Health2.67
Venera Bekteshi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Ebor: University of York),
Sung-wan Kang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
ABSTRACTPurpose: This systematic review of the literature informed of (a) the relationship between acculturation and acculturative stress, (b) examined the determinants of acculturative stress among Latino immigrants in the U.S., and (c) provided a conceptual framework that can be used to specify the interactive effect of various factors on acculturative stress.Methods: Using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA), this review synthesized the results of thirt...
Published on Apr 29, 2017in Akademika
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Estimated H-index: 5
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Published on Nov 1, 2016in Psychiatry Research-neuroimaging2.21
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Estimated H-index: 3
(UMB: University of Maryland, Baltimore),
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Estimated H-index: 6
(Yonsei University)
+ 1 AuthorsAhyoung Song1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Gachon University)
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Published on Oct 1, 2016in Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health1.58
Alvaro Camacho14
Estimated H-index: 14
(SDSU: San Diego State University),
Elizabeth D. Cordero1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SDSU: San Diego State University),
Tara Perkins1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SDSU: San Diego State University)
Anxious-depression symptomatology is frequently encountered among Latina/o individuals. There is a dearth of studies that examine this mixed class of anxiety and depression symptomatology, especially among Latina/o college students by the US-Mexico border. A total of 505 participants from rural institutions of higher education completed the DASS21. Psychometric properties were measured by means of confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis (EFA). A multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) wa...
Published on Aug 1, 2016in Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health1.58
Maritza Concha3
Estimated H-index: 3
,
Mariana Sanchez8
Estimated H-index: 8
(FIU: Florida International University)
+ 2 AuthorsMario De La Rosa17
Estimated H-index: 17
(FIU: Florida International University)
This study documents generational differences in the impact of acculturation related factors on anxiety and alcohol use behaviors between adult Latino mothers and adult daughters. Findings indicate that for mothers (n = 144) and daughters (n = 149), self-reported anxiety levels decreased from baseline to follow up (p = 0.001). For mothers at follow up (n = 147), results indicate that affiliation to Latino culture is negatively associated with anxiety (p = 0.018). Conversely, employment and partn...
Published on Jul 1, 2016in The Family Journal
Julia F. Hammett1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles),
Donna Marie Castañeda4
Estimated H-index: 4
(San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus),
Emilio C. Ulloa14
Estimated H-index: 14
(SDSU: San Diego State University)
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