The association of single and double orphanhood with symptoms of depression among children and adolescents in Namibia

@article{RuizCasares2009TheAO,
  title={The association of single and double orphanhood with symptoms of depression among children and adolescents in Namibia},
  author={M{\'o}nica Ruiz-Casares and Brett D. Thombs and C{\'e}cile Rousseau},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={369-376}
}
Despite high orphanhood and HIV prevalence rates in Southern Africa, no research has focused on mental health among orphaned children in Namibia. This study examined the association of orphan status and depressive symptoms in children and adolescents in Namibia. A back-translated Rukwangali and Silozi version of the children’s depression inventory (CDI) was administered to 157 students (grades 1–10) in three schools in Kavango and Caprivi regions. Logistic regression was used to assess the… CONTINUE READING

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