Adequacy of Help Received by Individuals with Severe Mental Disorders After a Major Healthcare Reform in Quebec: Predictors and Changes at 5-Year Follow-Up.

TitleAdequacy of Help Received by Individuals with Severe Mental Disorders After a Major Healthcare Reform in Quebec: Predictors and Changes at 5-Year Follow-Up.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMJ Fleury, JM Bamvita, Grenier G., Schmitz N, Piat M, Tremblay J
JournalAdm Policy Ment Health
Volume43
Issue5
Pagination799-812
Date Published2016 Sep
ISSN1573-3289
Abstract

This study assessed predictors and changes in adequacy of help received (AHR), as perceived by 204 individuals with severe mental disorders (SMDs) transferred from a mental health institution to the community following a key healthcare reform. Adjusted perceived AHR remained stable after 2 years (T1), but decreased at 5-year follow-up (T2). Predictors of higher adjusted perceived AHR are age, severity of needs, help received from services and relatives, and number of health professionals consulted. Community mental health services need to address the two major predictors of adjusted perceived AHR: severity of needs among individuals with SMDs and level of help from services.

DOI10.1007/s10488-015-0695-0
Alternate JournalAdm Policy Ment Health
PubMed ID26499890