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Resilience and stigma influence older African Americans seeking care

TitleResilience and stigma influence older African Americans seeking care
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSmith, PR
Date PublishedFall
ISBN Number1046-7041 (Print)<br/>1046-7041 (Linking)
Accession Number23311267
KeywordsAfrican Americans/ psychology, Aged, Cross-Sectional Studies, Depression/ ethnology/psychology/rehabilitation, Female, Humans, Male, Models, Psychological, Multivariate Analysis, Oklahoma, Patient Acceptance of Health Care/ ethnology/psychology, Resilience, Psychological, Social Stigma
AbstractBACKGROUND: Stigma affects older adults' willingness to describe depressive symptoms to health care personnel and others. Specific aims targeted associations among depressive symptoms, resilience, stigma and willingness, predictors of willingness, and estimated causal effects. METHODS: A cross-sectional, correlational design was used; 158 participants from community agencies and churches participated. Multivariate analyses of variance and multiple regression data analyses were used. Principal components analysis was conducted to determine patterns among the items within specified scales. RESULTS: Internal consistency reliability for each scale was 0.84 or above. Significant correlations between depressive symptoms and stigma (p
Short TitleThe ABNF journal : official journal of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education, Inc
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