Using Focus Groups to Capture Latino Patient and Family Perceptions of Chronic Disease and Minor DepressionPaper presentation at the annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (2009)
AbstractDepression often co-exists with common medical illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and diabetes. Health disparities among minorities make translation of strong evidence-based interventions for depression into routine practice even more difficult. The purpose of this study was twofold: to identify needs of Latinos with minor depression and chronic disease and identify barriers and facilitators to evidence-based intervention adoption. Eight focus groups were conducted; four with patients who had minor depression and at least one chronic disease (e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension) and four with family members. Qualitative analysis identified perceptions of patients and families’ lived experience with minor depression and chronic disease. In addition, results suggested culturally-appropriate interventions for minor depression and chronic disease.
Citation InformationMoya L. Alfonso, Dinorah Martinez Tyson, Claudia Aguado Loi, Jaime Corvin, et al.. "Using Focus Groups to Capture Latino Patient and Family Perceptions of Chronic Disease and Minor Depression" Paper presentation at the annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (2009)
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