Capacity of rural community mental health centers to treat serious mental illness.
This study evaluates the capacity of rural community mental health center staff to treat persons with serious mental illness (SMI).
A 20-item survey was mailed to 720 providers in 34 community mental health centers (CMHCs) in Iowa.
Responses were received from 285/680 persons in 32/34 centers.
The confidence and interest in receiving additional training in tasks necessary for the care of persons with SMI was assessed for staff members of various disciplines and both confidence and training interest was found to vary by discipline.
Recommendations to enhance CMHC capacity to treat persons with SMI are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Grave, Traitement communautaire, Milieu rural, Psychiatrie communautaire, Efficacité traitement, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Severe, Community treatment, Rural environment, Community psychiatry, Treatment efficiency, Mental health, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0131485
Code Inist : 002B18I11. Création : 16/11/1999.