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Contributors to depressive symptoms among Korean immigrants with type 2 diabetes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23190692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Patients with diabetes have a higher prevalence of depression than the general population. Korean immigrants with type 2 diabetes are understudied.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in Korean immigrants.
METHODS: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, a community sample of 164 Korean immigrant adults with type 2 diabetes were assessed for depressive symptoms using the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression scale. Predictors of depression were grouped into three categories: demographic (age, gender, education, English proficiency), clinical (duration of diabetes, comorbidities, insulin use), and psychosocial (general health, diabetes-related quality of life [QOL], family support).
RESULTS: Approximately 56% of participants had Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale scores of ≥16. Higher levels of depression were associated with greater impact of diabetes on QOL (b = 5.68, p = .001), worse overall health (b = -0.09, p = .012), and less family support (b = -4.02, p = .042). The relationship between depression and diabetes impact on QOL was stronger for men than women (b = 6.67, p = .020).
DISCUSSION: Depressive symptoms are common among Korean immigrants with type 2 diabetes. Assessing diabetes-related QOL, general health, and family support may be of value in better understanding depressive symptoms among this population. Among Korean immigrant men with type 2 diabetes, specific attention should be paid to diabetes-related QOL.
Authors:
Sarah E Choi; Preston L Reed
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing research     Volume:  62     ISSN:  1538-9847     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Res     Publication Date:    2013 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-05     Completed Date:  2013-04-15     Revised Date:  2014-03-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376404     Medline TA:  Nurs Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Sectional Studies
Depression / epidemiology*
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / psychology*
Emigrants and Immigrants / psychology*
Female
Humans
Korea / epidemiology
Male
Middle Aged
Prevalence
Risk Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
KL2 TR000147/TR/NCATS NIH HHS; KL2 TR000147/TR/NCATS NIH HHS; UL1 TR000153/TR/NCATS NIH HHS; UL1 TR000153/TR/NCATS NIH HHS
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