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Effects of Health Status and Health Behaviors on Depression Among Married Female Immigrants in South Korea

Title
Effects of Health Status and Health Behaviors on Depression Among Married Female Immigrants in South Korea
Authors
KimJ.A.YangS.J.CheeY.K.KwonK.J.AnJ.
Ewha Authors
양숙자지연경
SCOPUS Author ID
양숙자scopus; 지연경scopusscopus
Issue Date
2015
Journal Title
Asian Nursing Research
ISSN
1976-1317JCR Link
Citation
vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 125 - 131
Keywords
depressionemigrants and immigrantshealth behaviorhealth statuswomen
Publisher
Korean Society of Nursing Science
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
Summary Purpose This study examined the effects of health status and health behaviors on depression in married female immigrants in South Korea. Methods Sampling 316 immigrant women from the Philippines, Vietnam, China, and other Asian countries, a cross-sectional research design was used with self-report questionnaires that assessed sociodemographic characteristics, health status, health behaviors, and depression. Results There were significant differences in stillbirth experience, induced abortion, morbidity, perceived health status, meal skipping, and physical activity between depressed and nondepressed immigrant women. After adjusting for sociodemographic variables, stillbirth experience, poorer perceived health status, more meal skipping, and less physical activity were associated with greater depressive symptoms. Conclusions Both health status and health behaviors had significant impacts on depression, suggesting that development of nursing interventions and educational programs should be targeted towards improving maternal health, healthy lifestyle, and subjective health perception to promote married female immigrants' psychological well-being. Copyright © 2015, Korean Society of Nursing Science.
DOI
10.1016/j.anr.2015.01.003
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