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ERIC Number: EJ878937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-0145-4455
Initial Outcomes of a Culturally Adapted Behavioral Activation for Latinas Diagnosed with Depression at a Community Clinic
Kanter, Jonathan W.; Santiago-Rivera, Azara L.; Rusch, Laura C.; Busch, Andrew M.; West, Paul
Behavior Modification, v34 n2 p120-144 2010
Latinos demonstrate high rates of depression, often do not seek treatment, and terminate prematurely for a variety of reasons, including lack of sensitivity to contextual and cultural factors in treatment approaches. For decades researchers have suggested a behavioral approach to Latinos diagnosed with depression because such an approach targets the complex environmental stressors experienced by these populations with a simple, pragmatic approach. Recently, behavioral activation has been culturally and linguistically adapted for Latinos/Latinas diagnosed with depression (BA-Latino or BAL). The current study consists of a pilot evaluation of BAL at a bilingual (Spanish-English) community mental health clinic (N = 10 Latinas). Results provide preliminary support for the feasibility and effectiveness of BAL for Latinas in a community setting in terms of treatment adherence, retention, and outcomes. Implications and future directions are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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