This study examined 391 adult referrals made to a mental health clinic serving individuals with mental retardation, in order to explore the relationship between referral source and referral reason.
Each referral was categorized into 1 of 8 referral sources (e.g., vocational placements, day treatment programs) and into 1 or more of 10 behavior categories (e.g., depression, externalizing behavior problems).
Externalizing behaviors were the most common overall referral reason.
However, referral reason did vary as a function of referral source.
Also, sex and mental retardation level were associated with referral reason.
Implications for assessment practices and future research are considered.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arriération mentale, Trouble développement, Orientation, Service santé, Trouble psychiatrique, Sexe, Indice gravité, Homme, Déficience intellectuelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental retardation, Developmental disorder, Orientation, Health service, Mental disorder, Sex, Severity score, Human, Intellectual deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0334218
Code Inist : 002B18C12. Création : 12/09/1997.