"Social Determinants of Depression among Hispanic Women", Giovanna De Oliveira, PhD, PI

The purpose of this study was to investigate the social determinants of depression among Hispanic women in a sample from South Florida.

This secondary analysis study used cross-sectional data from SEPA III, a randomized controlled trial of SEPA intervention [Salud/Health, Educacion/Education, Prevencion/Prevention, Autocuidado/Self-care]. SEPA’s overarching goal was to reduce the ethnic disparities in HIV between Hispanic and non-Hispanic women. A subset of the sample (n=280) was included in this secondary analysis. Multiple regression analysis showed that education, health status, and living with the partner were predictors of depression. This study was published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). The parent study was funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities through the Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro (P60MD002266; PI: Peragallo/Mitrani).