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Maternal Depression Mediates the Association Between Intimate Partner Violence and Food Insecurity

Show simple item record Hernandez, Daphne Marshall, Amy Mineo, Concetta 2018-01-11T21:56:44Z 2018-01-11T21:56:44Z 2014
dc.identifier.citation Hernandez, Daphne; Marshall, Amy; Mineo, Concetta. (2014). Maternal Depression Mediates the Association Between Intimate Partner Violence and Food Insecurity. Journal of Women's Health: 23 (1), 29-37. en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Examination of maternal experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) and depression as risk factors for food insecurity can provide a more nuanced understanding of the role that the family environment and women's health plays in the lives of families with young children that experience food insecurity. We investigated the longitudinal association between mothers' experiences of IPV and household food insecurity, and whether maternal depression mediated the relationship. Methods: IPV, depression, and food insecurity were assessed among 1,690 socioeconomically disadvantaged mothers of young children who participated in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study. Longitudinal multivariate logistic regression models were used to examine the association between IPV measured 3 years after the child's birth and increase in food insecurity from child's third to fifth birthday, as well as the mediating role of maternal depression, controlling for a number of maternal and household characteristics. Results: Mothers who reside in food insecure households and those who experience IPV share similar characteristics of socioeconomic disadvantage and a greater propensity for depression compared to their counterparts. Mothers' experiences of IPV predicted an increased risk of household food insecurity two years later, and the relationship was mediated by maternal depression. Conclusions: Food insecure mothers may benefit from widespread assistance. Targeting issues central to women's health must become a priority in combating food insecurity. Having IPV and mental health screenings coincide with food assistance applications may help identify women who would benefit from resources designed to increase physical safety, psychological well-being, and food security. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Institutes of Health (NIH) en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Spouse Abuse en_US
dc.subject Infants en_US
dc.subject Toddlers en_US
dc.subject Poor en_US
dc.subject Poverty en_US
dc.subject Disadvantaged en_US
dc.subject Low Income en_US
dc.subject Economic Disparities en_US
dc.subject Psychological Consequences en_US
dc.subject Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject Predictive Factors en_US
dc.subject Health Consequences en_US
dc.subject Healthcare en_US
dc.subject Victim Protection en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Service en_US
dc.title Maternal Depression Mediates the Association Between Intimate Partner Violence and Food Insecurity en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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