The role of caregivers' depressive symptoms and asthma beliefs on asthma outcomes among low-income Puerto Rican children.

@article{Martnez2009TheRO,
  title={The role of caregivers' depressive symptoms and asthma beliefs on asthma outcomes among low-income Puerto Rican children.},
  author={Karen G. Mart{\'i}nez and Edna Acosta P{\'e}rez and Rafael Ram{\'i}rez and Glorisa J. Canino and Cynthia Rand},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2009},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          136-41
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between depressive symptoms and asthma beliefs (self-efficacy and empowerment), child asthma outcomes, and caregiver's quality of life among Puerto Rican caregivers of children with asthma. METHODS The caregivers of 221 children with persistent bronchial asthma were stratified into those with no/low or high levels of depressive symptoms. Differences between the groups in caregiver self-efficacy, family empowerment, child asthma outcomes, and quality of… CONTINUE READING

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