Correlation Between Personal Health History and Depression Self-Care Practices and Depression Screening Among African Americans With Chronic Conditions
Preventing Chronic Disease
Little is known about the influence of personal health history and depression self-care practices on screening for depression by health care providers among African Americans with chronic conditions. African Americans (N = 203) aged 18 years or older and living with at least one chronic health condition in a metropolitan city completed a 45-item community perceptions survey. The number of depression symptoms experienced per month was positively associated with screening for depression by a health care provider; perceived ability to identify depression symptoms was inversely associated with screening by a health care provider. Understanding patients’ health history and self-care practices can initiate provision of information or support services to improve patient–provider communication about depression.
Barnes, Priscilla A., Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, Doshia Harris, David Townsend.
"Correlation Between Personal Health History and Depression Self-Care Practices and Depression Screening Among African Americans With Chronic Conditions."
Preventing Chronic Disease, 15 (E149): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
doi: http://doi.org/10.5888/pcd15.170581 source: https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2018/17_0581.htm