Social support, life events, and psychological distress among the Puerto Rican population in the Boston area of the United States.

@article{Falcn2009SocialSL,
  title={Social support, life events, and psychological distress among the Puerto Rican population in the Boston area of the United States.},
  author={Luis M. Falc{\'o}n and Irina Ivanova Todorova and Katherine M. Tucker},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={
          863-73
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this article is to investigate the role of social network support in ameliorating the psychological impact of life stressors that are prevalent for the older Puerto Rican population. METHOD Social support was measured through the Norbeck Social Support Questionnaire, and psychological distress through the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale and the Perceived Stress Scale. We describe the life stressors (Norbeck Life Events) faced by Puerto Ricans and… CONTINUE READING

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