The present study compared the return rate, length of treatment, and treatment outcome of ethnic minority adults who received services from ethnicity-specific or mainstream programs.
The sample consisted of 1516 African Americans, 1888 Asians Americans, and 1306 Mexican Americans who used 1 of 36 predominantly-specific mental health centers in Los Angeles County over a 6-year period.
Predictor variables included type of program (ethnicity specific vs mainstream), disorder, ethnic match (whether or not clients had a therapist of the same ethnicity), gender, age, and Medi-Cal eligibility.
The criterion variables were return after one session, total number of sessions, and treatment outcome.
The study indicated that ethnic clients who attended ethnicity-specific programs seem to increase to continued use of mental health services among ethnic minority groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Santé mentale, Milieu culturel, Ethnie, Homme, Pronostic, Sortie hôpital, Traitement, Durée, Service santé, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Mental health, Cultural environment, Ethnic group, Human, Prognosis, Hospital discharge, Treatment, Duration, Health service, California, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0318490
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 01/03/1996.