Mental Health Needs and Problems in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives from Mexican American Health Care Consumers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148986
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mental Health Needs and Problems in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives from Mexican American Health Care Consumers
Abstract:
Mental Health Needs and Problems in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives from Mexican American Health Care Consumers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Lantican, Leticia, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Texas at El Paso
Title:Associate Professor
Mental Health Needs and Problems in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives from Mexican-American Health Care Consumers This study purported to describe mental health needs and problems in primary care settings. The goal was to provide baseline data for designing and implementing culturally acceptable and affordable mental health-integrative services that are accessible to culturally diverse clientele in a US-Mexico border city. Using a descriptive-correlational design, and, guided by Andersen's Model of Health Service Use, data were gathered from 400 predominantly female and low ?income Mexican-American clients who sought services in two primary care settings in southwest Texas. With the use of the Spanish version of a researcher-developed structured interview-questionnaire, they shared their perceptions of mental health problems and mental health care, intentions to utilize mental health services if offered in primary care settings, barriers to utilization of these services, and suggestions for making mental health care more accessible and acceptable. Two trained community health workers conducted the interviews. Quantitative and qualitative analyses of findings revealed that study participants' perceptions of mental health problems and care were similar to those held by health care professionals, especially on the need to seek professional help for mental health problems. Significantly, 97 % were likely to use mental health services if offered in primary care settings. Regression analysis showed that education and satisfaction with primary care services were major predictors of potential mental health service utilization. The study concluded that mental health services are likely to be utilized by regular users of primary care services . Drawing from Andersen's model, education and cultural factors are important determinants of potential utilization of this service which is further enhanced by the perceived need for mental health care. This study raised pertinent implications on health policies related to providing preventive mental health service delivery in primary care settings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMental Health Needs and Problems in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives from Mexican American Health Care Consumersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148986-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Mental Health Needs and Problems in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives from Mexican American Health Care Consumers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lantican, Leticia, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Texas at El Paso</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">llantica@utep.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Mental Health Needs and Problems in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives from Mexican-American Health Care Consumers This study purported to describe mental health needs and problems in primary care settings. The goal was to provide baseline data for designing and implementing culturally acceptable and affordable mental health-integrative services that are accessible to culturally diverse clientele in a US-Mexico border city. Using a descriptive-correlational design, and, guided by Andersen's Model of Health Service Use, data were gathered from 400 predominantly female and low ?income Mexican-American clients who sought services in two primary care settings in southwest Texas. With the use of the Spanish version of a researcher-developed structured interview-questionnaire, they shared their perceptions of mental health problems and mental health care, intentions to utilize mental health services if offered in primary care settings, barriers to utilization of these services, and suggestions for making mental health care more accessible and acceptable. Two trained community health workers conducted the interviews. Quantitative and qualitative analyses of findings revealed that study participants' perceptions of mental health problems and care were similar to those held by health care professionals, especially on the need to seek professional help for mental health problems. Significantly, 97 % were likely to use mental health services if offered in primary care settings. Regression analysis showed that education and satisfaction with primary care services were major predictors of potential mental health service utilization. The study concluded that mental health services are likely to be utilized by regular users of primary care services . Drawing from Andersen's model, education and cultural factors are important determinants of potential utilization of this service which is further enhanced by the perceived need for mental health care. This study raised pertinent implications on health policies related to providing preventive mental health service delivery in primary care settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:54:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:54:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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