Interpersonal predictors of depression trajectories in women with HIV

Stephanie Milan, Jeannette Ickovics, Robert Boland, Ellie Schoenbaum, Paula Schuman, David Vlahov, Janet Moore

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Abstract

This 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)678-688
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Volume73
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2005

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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