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.