|تاریخ چاپ: 1399/04/13|
|Path Analysis of the Association Between Socio-economic Status, Anxiety, Perceived Stress, Social Support and Women's Depression|
|Author(s):||Roshanak Vameghi، Sedigheh Amir Ali Akbari، Homeira Sajjadi، Firoozeh Sajedi، Hamid Alavimajd|
ObjectivesGiven the importance and prevalence of depression among women, this study aimed to test the correlation model between socio-economic status, anxiety, perceived stress, social support and womens depression in reproductive age using path analysis.
Materials And MethodsThis analytical cross-sectional study was conducted on 1065 women of reproductive age selected randomly from clinics affiliated to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Data were collected using demographic and socio-economic status questionnaires, the perceived stress and the social support Scales, Spielbergers Anxiety Inventory and Becks Depression Inventory. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 19.0 and LISREL version 8.8.
ResultsThe final path model fitted well (GFI=1; RMSEA=0.09) and showed that socioeconomic status had direct (β=-0.22) and indirect effect (β=-0.0645), perceived stress had direct effect (β=0.22), social support had direct (β=-0.21) and indirect effect (β=-0.033), anxiety had direct effect (β=0.18) on depression, and overall, socioeconomic status had the greatest effects on depression (β=-0.2845).
ConclusionsAccording to the obtained results, screening for the examined variables is recommended to prevent and diagnose depression and promote health in women.
|Keywords:||Socioeconomic status، Psychological factors، Depression، Social Support، Perceived Stress، Anxiety|
|Article Type:||Research/Original Article|
|Published:||International Journal of Women’s Health and Reproduction Sciences, Volume:6 Issue: 3, 2018|
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