Depressive symptoms, behavioral health risk factors, and physical illness among older Mexican Americans

dc.contributor.advisorHolahan, Charles J.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBigler, Rebecca S.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberIscoe, Iraen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRamirez, Manuelen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWarner, David C.en
dc.creatorTalavera-Garza, Lizaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-11T20:57:19Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-11T20:57:19Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-11T20:57:53Zen
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010en
dc.date.updated2011-02-11T20:57:53Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis study utilized data from the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (H-EPESE) at two different time points, seven years apart, to examine the relationship between physical illness and depressive symptoms in elderly Mexican Americans. The two physical illnesses studied are coronary artery disease and type II diabetes due to their high prevalence among Mexican Americans. The relationship between physical illness and depressive symptoms is examined longitudinally and prospectively, in both directions. In addition, the relationship between depressive symptoms and three behavioral health risk factors: alcohol use, cigarette smoking, and physical inactivity, at baseline is examined. The roles of gender, acculturation, nativity, and locus of control are examined as moderators of the key relationships studied. Additionally, self-rated health at baseline is examined as a predictor of physical illness and mortality at follow-up.en
dc.description.departmentPsychologyen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2441en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectDepressive symptomsen
dc.subjectElderlyen
dc.subjectMexican Americansen
dc.subjectDiabetesen
dc.subjectCoronary artery diseaseen
dc.subjectBehavioral health risk factorsen
dc.subjectAlcohol useen
dc.subjectCigarette smokingen
dc.subjectPhysical inactivityen
dc.titleDepressive symptoms, behavioral health risk factors, and physical illness among older Mexican Americansen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen

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