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The effects of acculturation, health, socioeconomic status, and perceived respect on older adult depression: Analysis of Korean American older adults in Chicago

This study explored the extent to which acculturation level, health condition and SES influence depressive symptoms mediated or moderated by perceived respect and current geographical background of 121 Korean-American older adults in the Chicago metropolitan and its suburban area. A multi-method approach was imported to analyze self-collected quantitative survey data from two groups of 80 participants in Chicago and 41 in the suburbs, qualitative interview data from 4 focus groups, 2 in-depth interviews and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). In the survey, Suinn-Lew Asian Stress-Identity Acculturation Scale, Geriatric Depression Scale-30, Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue, Health Perception Questionnaire-36, 13-item questions for respect, and ZIP codes were utilized. This study produced results by stepwise and hierarchical regression, ATLAS. ti, and GIS analysis. When their perceptions about health ( r(191)=-.417, p

K. Sim
Sim, Kyungsoo: Loyola U Chicago, US
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