publication . Article . 2021

Profiles of Depressive Symptoms Among Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender Women During the COVID-19 Outbreak in Mexico: A Latent Class Analysis

Cerecero-Garcia, Diego; Vermandere, Heleen; Bojorquez, Ietza; Gómez-Castro, José; Arturo Sánchez-Ochoa, José; Martínez-Dávalos, Araczy; Huerta-Icelo, Ivonne; Bautista-Arredondo, Sergio;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2021 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 9 (issn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on mental health among HIV high-risk populations is not known. We assess the prevalence of depressive symptoms (DS) and explore the association with characteristics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted an online survey among 881 men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) assessing the presence of DS using the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CESD-10); results were compared with previously self-reported DS and national data. We applied latent class analysis (LCA) to identify classes of participants with similar COVID-19 related characteristics. The overall prevalence of significant...
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free text keywords: COVID-19, mental health, depressive symptoms, Mexico, men who have sex with men, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Public Health, Original Research
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