A Developmental Perspective in Mental Health Services Use Among Adults with Mental Disorders.
|Title||A Developmental Perspective in Mental Health Services Use Among Adults with Mental Disorders.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Huỳnh C, Caron J, Pelletier M, Liu A, MJ Fleury|
|Journal||J Behav Health Serv Res|
|Date Published||2018 Jul|
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.
|Alternate Journal||J Behav Health Serv Res|
|Grant List||IT04457 / / Mitacs (CA) / |
CTP-79839 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CA) /