Children of farm laborers : Utilization of services for mental health problems.
Utilization of various types of services for children's mental health problems was examined among 112 agricultural farm worker families.
Pairs of mothers and children (aged 8 to 11) were interviewed using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children and the Child and Adolescent Services Assessment.
Sixty-four percent of the children met criterion for one or more psychiatric diagnoses.
Children with a psychiatric diagnosis were five times more likely to see a health professional for a mental health problem compared to children without a psychiatric diagnosis.
However, less than half of the children with a psychiatric diagnosis saw a health professional for their mental health problems.
Families also consulted with school professionals, religious leaders, and non-professionals (such as friends) concerning their children's mental health, but families of children who had a psychiatric diagnosis were not significantly more likely to report these types of consultations than were families of children who did not have a psychiatric diagnosis.
These findings are discussed in terms of recommendations for improving the mental health service delivery system for rural children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Agriculteur, Enfant, Homme, Descendance, Utilisation, Service santé, Santé mentale, Milieu rural, Traitement, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Farmer, Child, Human, Progeny, Use, Health service, Mental health, Rural environment, Treatment, North Carolina, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0388161
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 10/04/1997.