A Developmental Perspective in Mental Health Services Use Among Adults with Mental Disorders.

TitleA Developmental Perspective in Mental Health Services Use Among Adults with Mental Disorders.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsHuỳnh C, Caron J., Pelletier M, Liu A, MJ Fleury
JournalJ Behav Health Serv Res
Volume45
Issue3
Pagination389-420
Date Published2018 Jul
ISSN1556-3308
Abstract

This study examined factors associated with mental health services (MHS) use by individuals with mental disorders within a developmental perspective of adulthood. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were conducted separately for each developmental stage on independent variables using the Andersen's behavioral health service model. For 18-29-year-old emerging adults (n = 141), autonomy, daily life/relations, Internet searching, alcohol dependence, cognitive impulsiveness, number of stressful events, and self-harm were associated with MHS use. For 30-49-year olds (n = 292), being female, country of origin, being on welfare, social integration, Internet searching, and number of stressful events were associated with MHS use. For 50-64-year-old middle-aged adults (n = 126), current occupation was associated with MHS use. Developing online resources for emerging adults may increase MHS use. For 30-49-year olds, outreach should target male, immigrants, and individuals less socially integrated and on welfare. For middle-aged adults, workplace programs that reduce stigma and offer psychological help could increase MHS use.

DOI10.1007/s11414-017-9562-y
Alternate JournalJ Behav Health Serv Res
PubMed ID28733714
Grant ListIT04457 / / Mitacs (CA) /
CTP-79839 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CA) /