Predictors of depression among older african american cancer patients

Mansi Agarwal, Jill B. Hamilton, Charles E. Moore, Jamie L. Crandell

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Background: Depression is becoming an increasing concern in cancer patients because of its impact on quality of life. Although risk factors of having depression have been examined in the literature, there has been no research examining these factors in older African American cancer patients. Objective: This study explores the demographic and illness-related risk factors in older African American cancer patients. Methods: Two hundred eighty-three patients were recruited from outpatient oncology clinics. These older African American patients completed a questionnaire that included the Geriatric Depression Scale as well as sociodemographic characteristics and medical information. χ Tests, trend tests, and logistic regression were used to identify the demographic and illness-related factors that predict depression in the sample. Results: The overall prevalence of depression in the sample was 27.2%. Younger age (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-163
Number of pages8
JournalCancer Nursing
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Neoplasms
Demography
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Geriatrics
Logistic Models
Quality of Life
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Keywords

  • African Americans
  • Cancer
  • Depression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)

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Agarwal, M., Hamilton, J. B., Moore, C. E., & Crandell, J. L. (2010). Predictors of depression among older african american cancer patients. Cancer Nursing, 33(2), 156-163. https://doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0b013e3181bdef76

Predictors of depression among older african american cancer patients. / Agarwal, Mansi; Hamilton, Jill B.; Moore, Charles E.; Crandell, Jamie L.

In: Cancer Nursing, Vol. 33, No. 2, 03.2010, p. 156-163.

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Agarwal, M, Hamilton, JB, Moore, CE & Crandell, JL 2010, 'Predictors of depression among older african american cancer patients', Cancer Nursing, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 156-163. https://doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0b013e3181bdef76
Agarwal, Mansi ; Hamilton, Jill B. ; Moore, Charles E. ; Crandell, Jamie L. / Predictors of depression among older african american cancer patients. In: Cancer Nursing. 2010 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 156-163.
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