Qualitative Examination of African American Women's Perspectives about Depression

Health, Culture and Society

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Title Qualitative Examination of African American Women's Perspectives about Depression
 
Creator Holden, K. B.
Belton, A. S.
Hall, S. P.
 
Subject Psychology; Adult Medicine; Behavioral Health
African American Women; Depression; Focus Groups; Mental Health
 
Description Gaining greater understanding about the various psychosocial, socio-cultural, and environmental factors that may influence experiences of depression among African American women (AAW) helps elucidate how this mental illness impacts the lives of this population. Sixty-three adult AAW comprised the study’s convenience sample.  Specifically, focus group cohorts inclusive of women from an academic institution, a primary healthcare clinic, and an urban community setting were conducted.  Results indicated six (6) dominant common themes as issues that may increase risk for depression among diverse AAW.  Similarities and differences about perspectives that contributed to depression were delineated among the three cohorts of AAW.  These results are important for mental/behavioral health researchers, practitioners, and public health professionals that are engaged in the design and implementation of culturally centered and gender-specific prevention and intervention strategies targeted to AAW at risk for depression.  
 
Publisher University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
 
Contributor American Psychological Association, Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs
National Institutes of Health
 
Date 2015-07-22
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://hcs.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/182
10.5195/hcs.2015.182
 
Source Health, Culture and Society; Vol 8, No 1 (2015): Integration, Participation and Identity: Understanding Diversity; 48-60
2161-6590
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://hcs.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/182/241
 

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