Focus groups : A valuable tool for assessing male and female adolescent perceptions of school-based mental health services.
Research documenting adolescents'perceptions about positive outcomes and quality care for students receiving school-based mental health services is needed.
Information from focus groups examining the perceptions of students receiving and not receiving school-based mental health services is presented.
High schools were located in urban areas.
Students attending these schools were predominantly African-American and from low-income families.
Results, based on qualitative analyses, provided information about how to improve service delivery, assess factors related to positive outcomes, and develop model programs.
Important differences in focus group themes were found for males versus females.
For example, females placed greater value on the relationship with the therapist, while males placed greater value on specific skills training.
Focus groups yielded a great deal of information about services, were inexpensive, and were deemed an acceptable research tool by the adolescents themselves.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Santé mentale, Milieu scolaire, Organisation santé, Programme éducatif, Traitement, Représentation, Utilisateur, Efficacité, Sexe, Etude comparative, Adolescent, Homme, Groupe parole
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Mental health, School environment, Public health organization, Educational schedule, Treatment, Representation, User, Efficiency, Sex, Comparative study, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0375836
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 22/03/2000.