Frequency and Correlates of Depression Symptoms Among Long-Term
Adult Burn Survivors
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2006, vol. 51, issue 4, pp 306-313
Objective: To determine the frequency and correlates of symptoms of depression experienced by
long-term burn survivors. Design: An exploratory study of a cross-sectional, self-selected sample.
Participants: 311 burn survivors who were at least 3 years postburn (M = 20, SD = 15). Main Outcome Measure: The Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire, which is a self-report measure of symptoms of depression. Results: Depending on the cutoff score used, 20%-30% of the sample reported clinically significant symptoms of depression. A hierarchical multiple regression model accounted for 59% of the variance in symptoms of depression. Variables were entered in 3 blocks-burn characteristics, demographic characteristics, and psychosocial characteristics. Psychosocial characteristics such as social support and social comfort accounted for a majority of the variance.
Lawrence, John W.; Fauerbach, James A.; Thombs, Brett D.
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