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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2018;27(4):321-331.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2018.27.4.321    Published online January 7, 2019.
Factors Influencing the Decrease in Depression among Married Women with Depression: Using the Fifth and Sixth Wave Data of Korean Longitudinal Survey of Women and Families.
Ji Min Seo, Hyejin Lee
1Professor, College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea.
2Doctoral Student, College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea. snu18@hanmail.net
The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing decreasing depressive mood of married women with depression. METHODS: Data that integrate the Korean longitudinal survey of women and families in 2014 and 2016 were used. Subjects for this study were 974 people who participated in the fifth survey in 2014 and the sixth survey in 2016, and married women were included in the depression group in the fifth survey. The data was analyzed with χ2 test, t-test, and logistic multiple regression analysis using the SPSS 23.0 program. RESULTS: The decreased-depression group's depression decreased from 11.78 points in the fifth survey to 6.31 points in the sixth survey. This study showed that main factors such as age (OR=0.96, p=.002), educational level (OR=0.54, p=.007), economical status (OR=0.62, p=.037), satisfaction with marriage life (OR=1.15, p < .001), use of medical services (OR=1.65, p=.002), and physical activity (OR=1.08, p=.019) help decrease married women's depression. CONCLUSION: This study findings indicate a need to develop the strategies to increase satisfaction for marriage life and physical activity and to enhance health promotion to decrease depression among depressed married women.
Key Words: Women; Depression; Longitudinal studies
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