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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)
  • Moya L. Alfonso, Georgia Southern University
  • Dinorah Martinez Tyson
  • Claudia Aguado Loi, University of South Florida
  • Jaime Corvin, University of South Florida
  • Junius Gonzales, University of South Florida
Abstract
Depression 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.
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Moya 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)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/moya_alfonso/89/