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Interpersonal predictors of depression trajectories in women with HIV.

TitleInterpersonal predictors of depression trajectories in women with HIV.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsMilan, Stephanie, Jeannette Ickovics, David Vlahov, Robert Boland, Ellie Schoenbaum, Paula Schuman, and Janet Moore
JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
Date Published2005 Aug
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Depression, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Middle Aged, Questionnaires, Severity of Illness Index
AbstractThis article tests an interpersonal model of depression symptom trajectories tailored to the experiences of women with HIV. Specifically, the authors examined how bereavement, maternal role difficulty, HIV-related social isolation, and partner conflict predicted change in depressive symptoms over 5 years in 761 women with HIV, controlling for sociodemographic and clinical health factors. Of these interpersonal characteristics, partner conflict emerged as a robust predictor of change in depressive symptoms in growth curve and cross-lag models. Results highlight the need for interventions focusing on interpersonal issues, particularly intimate relationships, in women with HIV.
Alternate JournalJ Consult Clin Psychol

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