To explore adolescent students'use of school-based health and medical care and mental health and substance abuse counseling services and to compare adolescents'patterns of use of medical, mental health, and substance abuse services located in school-based and traditional settings.
Retrospective analysis of computer-stored, standardized data for all student visits during a 4-year period.
Three high school-based student health centers.
A total of 3818 adolescent students who used services provided by the school-based health centers (SBHCs).
Frequencies of student visits to medical providers and mental health and substance abuse counselors and frequencies of diagnostic assignments.
During a 38-month period, 3818 students attending senior high school made a total of 27 886 visits to three SBHCs.
They represented 63% of students enrolled in the SBHCs and approximately 42% of the total school population.
There were no significant demographic differences between students attending the SBHCs and the overall student body.
However, compared with students who were enrolled in the SBHCs but did not use them, users were more likely to be female and Hispanic.
Ninety-four percent of students using the services had visits with medical providers ; 25% had visits with mental health counselors ; and 8% of students had visits with substance abuse counselors.
The total annual mean number of student visits was 4....
Mots-clés Pascal : Etudiant, Milieu scolaire, Adolescent, Homme, Consultation, Consommation, Soin, Psychiatrie, Soin santé primaire, Substance toxicomanogène, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Lycée, Enseignement secondaire, Santé mentale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Student, School environment, Adolescent, Human, Consultation, Consumption, Care, Psychiatry, Primary health care, Drug of abuse, United States, North America, America, Grammar school, Secondary education, Mental health
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0284853
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199608.