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The Relationship between Physical Limitations and Depressive Disorders in Adults

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dc.contributor.author Taylor, Florabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-05T01:14:52Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-05T01:14:52Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12087/81
dc.description Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Public Health en_US
dc.description.abstract Depression has a potential impact on adults with physical limitations. The purpose of the study is to determine if adults with physical limitations have a higher chance of being diagnosed with a depressive disorder than persons who are not physically limited. A cross-sectional design was used to determine the relationship between physical limitation and depressive disorders in adults of the state of California. The study also looked to determine if having a physical limitation influences alcohol use in California adults. Survey responses from 21,034 California adults were used in the study, and a 10% random sample was run three times; the 10% random sample used in the analysis for this study includes 2,029 respondents. Self-reported data from the 2015 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) was used to determine the relationship between having a physical limitation and depressive disorders, as well as the relationship between physical limitation and alcohol use. A significant relationship was found between physical limitation and depressive disorders. There is also a significant relationship between physical limitation and alcohol use. The result of this study suggests further studies to investigate other factors that may co-exist with physical limitation and the effects on an individual’s risk of having a depressive disorder or use of alcohol. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Disabilities Studies en_US
dc.subject Public Health en_US
dc.title The Relationship between Physical Limitations and Depressive Disorders in Adults en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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