Title

Gardening/Yard Work and Depressive Symptoms in African Americans

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2016

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

Source ISSN

0883-9417

Abstract

Background

The purpose of this study was to examine the frequency of gardening/yard work in relation to depressive symptoms in African-Americans while controlling for biological and social factors.

Methods

A secondary analysis was performed on the National Survey of American Life (n = 2,903) using logistic regression for complex samples. Gardening/Yard work was measured by self-reported frequency. Depressive symptoms were measured with the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale.

Results

Biological and social factors, not gardening/yard work, were associated with depressive symptoms.

Conclusions

Biological and social factors may need to be addressed before the association between gardening/yard work and depressive symptoms can be determined.

Comments

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, Vol. 30, No. 2 (April 2016): 155-161. DOI.

Kimberlee Gretebeck was affiliated with the University of Wisconsin – Madison at the time of publication.

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