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Factors contributing to depression among older Chinese American adults
by Li, Amanda, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 53; 1584936
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this research was to explore depression among older Chinese American adults. Secondary data from the California Health Interview Survey were used to explore factors that impact depression among older Chinese-American adults living in California. This study utilized several bivariate analyses to employ results including frequency, t-tests, one-way ANOVA, and correlation. The study found that language spoken by the respondent is directly correlated to depression. However, the study found that language barriers did not exist among the respondents within the healthcare setting due to similar languages spoken by their primary care provider. Furthermore, a significant relationship was found between older Chinese Americans and depression when the respondent had heart disease, arthritis, gout, and/or lupus. Although, there were results consistent with the literature, there were numerous insignificant relationships between the factors explored and depression.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Jennings, Lisa
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Asian American Studies, Social work, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Chinese Americans, Depression, Language
Publication Number: 1584936
ISBN: 978-1-321-60351-4
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