The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the effects of coping skills on depression among Latina mothers diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The sample consisted of 19 Latina mothers who received services from AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County.
Nearly two thirds of the mothers met the criteria for probable clinical depression. There was a significant association between avoidant coping and depression, such that higher scores on the avoidance coping scale were associated with higher scores on the depression scale. A significant association was found between older age and higher levels of problem solving. Finally, there was a significant relationship between older age and social support, whereby older age was associated with higher scores for seeking social support as a method of coping.
There continues to be a need for additional education regarding HIV/AIDS prevention and mental health services among the Latino population, especially among Latina women.
|Advisor:||Potts, Marilyn K.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Womens studies, Individual & family studies, Hispanic American studies|
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