The present study examined the referral patterns of 1,095 African, 2,168 Asian, 1,385 Hispanic, and 2,273 White Americans (18 years of age and older) in a public mental health system to determine whether group differences in help-seeking and referral patterns were related to participation in ethnic-specific versus mainstream programs.
Results indicated that (a) ethnic minorities in both mainstream and ethnic-specific programs were more likely than Whites to have been referred by natural help-giving and lay referral sources (e.g., family or friends, health services, and social services) and (b) ethnic minorities in ethnic-specific programs were more likely than ethnic minorities in mainstream programs to have been referred by natural help-giving and lay referral sources if they were Asian and Hispanic Americans and self-referred if they were African Americans.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychiatrie communautaire, Service santé, Santé mentale, Minorité, Ethnie, Noir américain, Latinoaméricain, Asiatique, Système santé, Environnement social, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Community psychiatry, Health service, Mental health, Minority, Ethnic group, Black American, Latinamerican, Asiatic, Health system, Social environment, United States, North America, America, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 199608.