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Disease Status in African American Single Mothers With HIV: The Role of Depressive Symptoms

Jones, Deborah J and Breach, Steven R H and Forehand, Rex and Family Health Project, Research Group (2001) Disease Status in African American Single Mothers With HIV: The Role of Depressive Symptoms. Health Psychology, 20 (6). pp. 417-423.

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Abstract

The association between depressive symptoms and 2 meaasures of HIV disease status in 73 African American single mothers was examined. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed that clinician-rated depressive symptoms predicted subjective, but not objective, parameters of disease status 12 to 14 months later. More symptoms of depression at the 1st assessment predicted an increase in physical complaints over the course of the study. Results suggest that researchers and clinicians interested in enhancing quality of life among African American single mothers with HIV infection, an understudied population within the HIV-AIDS literature, should consider both subjective and objective measures of the disease.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV, AIDS, immunity, depressive symptoms, African American, women
Subjects: Health > Public Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Mental Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > HIV/Aids
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2011 13:38
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/302

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