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HIV infection and depressive symptoms: an investigation of African American single mothers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11397336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Risk for depressive symptoms among HIV-infected African American single mothers (n = 96), relative to demographically matched non-infected single mothers (n = 120), was examined, using both self-report and clinician-rated scales of depression. Assessment of depressive symptoms occurred at two points separated by one year. Findings revealed that HIV-infected mothers were at greater risk for depressive symptoms at both assessments, regardless of method of assessment. Moreover, HIV-infected mothers remained at greater risk when analyses were limited to cognitive and affective symptoms of depression, decreasing the likelihood that the difference between the two groups was due to greater endorsement of somatic symptoms of depression by the HIV-infected group.
D J Jones; S R Beach; R Forehand;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS care     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0954-0121     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Care     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-08     Completed Date:  2001-07-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915313     Medline TA:  AIDS Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-50     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Affective Symptoms / epidemiology,  ethnology
Analysis of Variance
Depressive Disorder / ethnology*,  psychology
HIV Infections / ethnology,  psychology*
Middle Aged
Mothers / psychology
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Risk Factors
Single Parent / psychology*
United States / epidemiology

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