A longitudinal analysis of depressive symptoms among asian and pacific islander mothers at-risk for child maltreatment

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Abstract

This longitudinal study examined racial differences in depressive symptoms at three time points among Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) and white mothers at-risk for child maltreatment (n = 616). The proportion of mothers with depressive symptoms ranged from 28 to 35% at all time points. Adjusted analyses revealed that Asian and NHOPI mothers were significantly more likely than white mothers to have depressive symptoms but this disparity was present only among families at mild/moderate risk for child maltreatment. Future research should identify ways to reduce this disparity and involve the Asian and NHOPI communities in prevention and treatment program design and implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-55
Number of pages14
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

Keywords

  • Asian
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Health disparity
  • Native Hawaiian
  • Pacific Islander

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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