Title

Depression Among People Who Inject Drugs and Their Intimate Partners in Kazakhstan

Keywords

Depression, Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Injection drug use

Abstract

This paper examines individual, social, and structural factors associated with depression among 728 people who inject drugs (PWID) and their intimate partners in Kazakhstan, with separate multivariate models by gender. Depression scores were higher on average among participants of both genders who recently experienced sexual intimate partner violence, food insecurity, and who had lower levels of self-rated health. Among females, higher depression scores were associated with experiencing childhood sexual abuse, lower levels of social support, and not having children. Findings highlight a need to incorporate gender differences and factors associated with depression in designing mental health services for PWID in Kazakhstan.

Original Publication Citation

Shaw, S.A., El-Bassel, N., Gilbert, L., Terlikbayeva, A., Hunt, T., Primbetova, S., Chang, M. (2016). Depression among people who inject drugs and their intimate partners in Kazakhstan. Community Mental Health Journal, 52(8), 1047-1056.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016-11

Publisher

Community Mental Health Journal

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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