Perceived Stress as a Mediator Between Self-Efficacy and Depression in HIV positive Individuals

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Presentation on perceived stress as a mediator between self-efficacy and depression in human immunodeficiency virus positive (HIV+) individuals.

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Creation Date: April 14, 2011
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UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Creator (Author):
Parks, Eddie

University of North Texas

Creator (Contributor):
Vosvick, Mark A.

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor; vosvick@unt.edu

Creator (Contributor):
Chng, Chwee-Lye

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor; cl.chng@unt.edu

Date(s):
  • Creation: April 14, 2011
  • EmbargoUntil: April 14, 2013
Description:

Presentation on perceived stress as a mediator between self-efficacy and depression in human immunodeficiency virus positive (HIV+) individuals.

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Department: Psychology
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In persons living with HIV, treatment has shifted towards chronic illness management since the introduction of highly active retroviral therapy. Coping with life threatening illness is stressful. Stress occurs when environmental stressors (e.g., HIV+ stigma) overwhelm an individual's ability to handle them effectively. HIV+ individuals' inability to cope with stress is associated with increased depression, and worse treatment outcome (Remien et al., 2006). Self-efficacy is perceived feeling of control over a taxing situation. Behaviorally, HIV+ self-efficacious individuals adaptively manage stress (Colodro, Godoy-Izquierdo, & Godoy, 2010). Stress uses resources needed to deal with depression; managing stress may reduce psychological impairment (Scott-Sheldon, Fielder, & Kalichman, 2008). The authors hypothesize that higher self-efficacy is associated with decreased depression, and that stress mediates this relationship. Future longitudinal studies focusing on self-efficacious stress interventions may reduce depression in HIV+ individuals.

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21 p.

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Keyword(s): human immunodeficiency virus | HIV | self-efficacy | depression | stress
Source: Eighth Annual University Scholars Day, 2011, Denton, Texas, United States
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Series Title: University Scholars Day
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UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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