Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Students Investigate Depression among Utah Hispanics

 In the reports, Health Status by Race and Ethnicity 2010 and Moving Forward in 2010, the Center for Multicultural Health (CMH) reported that Utah Hispanics have high rates of major depression.

Based on these data, CMH proposed the following research questions:

Are lifestyles, environmental, and/or cultural factors making Hispanics more susceptible to depression than other Utahns? Or are Hispanics less likely to seek treatment for depression and therefore exhibit the depression symptoms that are captured by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)?

Students at the Brigham Young University Master of Public Health program have completed a project based on this research concept. Their complete report can be read at:

http://health.utah.gov/cmh/data/BYUProjectHispanicDepression.pdf

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