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The interactive role of chronic medical conditions and sleep disturbance in predicting depressive symptoms among Korean American older adults

TitleThe interactive role of chronic medical conditions and sleep disturbance in predicting depressive symptoms among Korean American older adults
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsJang, Y, Shin, J, Cho, S, Kim, G, Chiriboga, DA
JournalAging Ment HealthAging Ment Health
Volume15
Pagination198-203
Date PublishedMar
ISBN Number1364-6915 (Electronic)<br/>1360-7863 (Linking)
Accession Number21140307
KeywordsAged, Aged, 80 and Over, Asian Americans/ psychology, Chronic Disease/ ethnology/ psychology, Depressive Disorder/ ethnology/ psychology, Emigrants and Immigrants/ psychology, Female, Florida, Health Surveys, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Personality Inventory/statistics & numerical data, Psychometrics, Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders/ ethnology/ psychology
AbstractOBJECTIVES: This study examined the independent and interactive effects of chronic medical conditions and sleep disturbance on depressive symptomatology. The sample (N = 675) consisted of community-dwelling Korean American older adults, a group that has been found to be particularly high in depressive symptomatology. METHODS: A hierarchical regression model of depressive symptoms was estimated with an array of predictors: (a) demographic variables, including immigration history, (b) chronic medical conditions, (c) sleep disturbance, and (d) an interaction between chronic medical conditions and sleep disturbance. RESULTS: After controlling for the effects of demographic variables, both chronic medical conditions and sleep disturbance were identified as independent risk factors for depressive symptoms. Moreover, their interaction was significant, indicating that the coexistence of chronic medical conditions and sleep disturbance was significantly associated with higher levels of depressive symptoms (beta = 0.15, p
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