Diabetes, Depression, and Metabolic Control in Latinas

Anna E. Pineda Olvera, Sunita M. Stewart, Linda Galindo, Jacqualene Stephens

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Abstract

Diabetes is steadily becoming an epidemic among Latinos, and depression has been found to complicate diabetes management. This study examined depressive symptoms and metabolic control in Latinas with diabetes in a community clinic setting. The association of depressive symptoms with metabolic control was supported in this study. Social support (but not acculturation) was found to be associated with depressive symptoms. Finally, age and metabolic control were related. These findings are explained in a culture-specific framework. The authors speculate that the role of the woman in Latino families makes it difficult for a Latina to attend to her own care needs until she ages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-231
Number of pages7
JournalCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

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Keywords

  • depression
  • diabetes
  • Latinas
  • metabolic control
  • social support

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  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Diabetes, Depression, and Metabolic Control in Latinas. / Pineda Olvera, Anna E.; Stewart, Sunita M.; Galindo, Linda; Stephens, Jacqualene.

In: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Vol. 13, No. 3, 07.2007, p. 225-231.

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Pineda Olvera, Anna E. ; Stewart, Sunita M. ; Galindo, Linda ; Stephens, Jacqualene. / Diabetes, Depression, and Metabolic Control in Latinas. In: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 2007 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 225-231.
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