Interpersonal predictors of depression trajectories in women with HIV

Stephanie Milan, Jeannette Ickovics, Robert Boland, Ellie Schoenbaum, Paula Schuman, David Vlahov, Janet Moore

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    Abstract

    This article tests an interpersonal model of depression symptom trajectories tailored to the experiences of women with HIV. Specifically, the authors examined how bereavement, maternal role difficulty, HIV-related social isolation, and partner conflict predicted change in depressive symptoms over 5 years in 761 women with HIV, controlling for sociodemographic and clinical health factors. Of these interpersonal characteristics, partner conflict emerged as a robust predictor of change in depressive symptoms in growth curve and cross-lag models. Results highlight the need for interventions focusing on interpersonal issues, particularly intimate relationships, in women with HIV.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)678-688
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
    Volume73
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Clinical Psychology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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