Refereral patterns in ethnic-specific and mainstream programs for ethnic minorities and whites.
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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Cote : 96-0090747
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 199608.