Limited English proficiency, social network characteristics, and depressive symptoms among older immigrants.

@article{Diwan2008LimitedEP,
  title={Limited English proficiency, social network characteristics, and depressive symptoms among older immigrants.},
  author={Sadhna Diwan},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={S184-91}
}
  • Sadhna Diwan
  • Published 2008 in
    The journals of gerontology. Series B…
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was to examine differences in social network characteristics and their relationship to depressive symptoms among two groups of older Asian Indian immigrants: those with limited English proficiency and those proficient in English. METHODS Telephone surveys were conducted with 226 English-speaking (Sample 1) and 114 Gujarati-speaking (Sample 2) immigrants in Atlanta. RESULTS The samples differed significantly in demographics and patterns of social… CONTINUE READING

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