Close relations matter: the association between depression and refugee status in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)

dc.contributor.authorLin, Shen (Lamson)
dc.contributor.authorKobayashi, Karen
dc.contributor.authorTong, Hongmei
dc.contributor.authorDavison, Karen M.
dc.contributor.authorArora, Simran R. A.
dc.contributor.authorFuller‑Thomson, Esme
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-14
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-31T01:44:18Z
dc.date.available2022-05-31T01:44:18Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the prevalence and social determinants of depression among refugee and non-refugee adults aged 45–85 in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Bivariate analyses and multivariable binary logistic regression analyses were conducted. The prevalence of depression was higher in a sample of 272 refugees (22.1%) and 5059 non-refugee immigrants (16.6%), compared to 24,339 native-born Canadians (15.2%). The adjusted odds ratio (aOR) of depression for refugees were not attenuated when controlling factors such as, (1) socioeconomic status, (2) health conditions and behaviours, (3) social isolation and online social networking (aORs range from 1.61 to 1.70, p’s < 0.05). However, when social support representing close personal relationships was included, the odds of depression for refugees were reduced to non-significance (aOR = 1.30, 95% CI 0.97–1.74, p = 0.08). Refugees’ excess vulnerability to depression is mainly attributable to lower levels of affectionate social support. Targeted interventions in nurturing supportive interpersonal relationships for refugees are warranted.
dc.description.urihttps://library.macewan.ca/cgi-bin/SFX/url.pl/CEZ
dc.identifier.citationLin, S., Kobayashi, L., Tong, H. M., Davison, K., Simran R. A. & Fuller-Thomson., E. (2020). Close relations matter: The association between depression and refugee status in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 22, 946-956. doi:10.1007/s10903-020-00980-0
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-020-00980-0
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14078/2422
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectCanadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)
dc.subjectsocial determinants of mental health
dc.subjectdepression
dc.subjectsocial support
dc.subjectsocial isolation
dc.titleClose relations matter: the association between depression and refugee status in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)
dc.typeArticle
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