Is neighborhood safety associated with depression symptoms, anxiety symptoms, and psychological distress among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men?

Noah T. Kreski, Su Hyun Park, Steven A. Safren, William C. Goedel, Jace G. Morganstein, Basile Chaix, Dustin T. Duncan

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine associations between perceived neighborhood safety and mental health burdens among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Paris, France. Participants were recruited through a geosocial networking application (n = 580) and completed a web-based cross-sectional survey. Modified Poisson models were used to estimate risk ratios and 95% confidence intervals for the associations between perceived neighborhood safety and depression symptoms, anxiety symptoms, and psychological distress. Perceived lack of neighborhood safety was associated with depression symptoms, anxiety symptoms, and psychological distress in our sample of MSM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-260
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2018

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Keywords

  • Gay men's health
  • men who have sex with men
  • mental health
  • neighborhood context
  • neighborhood safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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