Mental Health Integration in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives from Clients and Primary Care Providers in a US-Mexico Border City

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152374
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Presentation
Title:
Mental Health Integration in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives from Clients and Primary Care Providers in a US-Mexico Border City
Abstract:
Mental Health Integration in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives from Clients and Primary Care Providers in a US-Mexico Border City
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Lantican, Leticia, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Texas at El Paso
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Julie Bader, PhD
[Research Presentation]áPurpose: This study aimed to provide baseline data for implementing mental health-primary care integrative services that are accessible and culturally acceptable to Mexican-American clientele in a border city in southwest Texas. Method: Study participants were clients and health care providers in primary care clinics serving predominantly low-income Mexican-American clientele. Interview-questionnairesáwere used withá 400 Mexican-American clients regarding theiráperceptions of mental health problems and care;áintentionsáand barriers to utilizingá mental health services in primary care settings; and suggestions for making mental health care more accessible and acceptable. Focus groups with 45 Mexican-Americans provided additional data. Twenty one primary care providers ( 50% Hispanic) returnedá mailed questionnaires on their perceptions of mental health problems and care; trainingá needs; barriers toá using standardized mental health screening tools; and suggestions forá making mental health care accessible and acceptable in these settings.áAndersen's Model of Health Service Use guided the conduct of the study. Data were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. Results:áBoth clients andá primary care providers had similar perceptions of mental health problems and care especially on the need to seek professional help for mental health problems;á97%áof clients were likely to use mental health services in primary care settings. Regression analysis showed that education and satisfaction with primary care services are major predictors of potential mental health service utilization. Majority (90%) of primary care providers favored using mental health assessment tools in primary care practice andá 95 % favored the idea of integrated mental health-primary care services. Both types ofá participants underscored cultural factors in making mental health care more accessible and culturally acceptable in primary care settings. Conclusion: This study raised pertinent implications on health policies for preventive mental health service delivery in primary care settings.áAcknowledgement:á 03MH59861-01
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 Integration in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives from Clients and Primary Care Providers in a US-Mexico Border Cityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152374-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Mental Health Integration in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives from Clients and Primary Care Providers in a US-Mexico Border City</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">2007</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 class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Julie Bader, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation]&aacute;Purpose: This study aimed to provide baseline data for implementing mental health-primary care integrative services that are accessible and culturally acceptable to Mexican-American clientele in a border city in southwest Texas. Method: Study participants were clients and health care providers in primary care clinics serving predominantly low-income Mexican-American clientele. Interview-questionnaires&aacute;were used with&aacute; 400 Mexican-American clients regarding their&aacute;perceptions of mental health problems and care;&aacute;intentions&aacute;and barriers to utilizing&aacute; mental health services in primary care settings; and suggestions for making mental health care more accessible and acceptable. Focus groups with 45 Mexican-Americans provided additional data. Twenty one primary care providers ( 50% Hispanic) returned&aacute; mailed questionnaires on their perceptions of mental health problems and care; training&aacute; needs; barriers to&aacute; using standardized mental health screening tools; and suggestions for&aacute; making mental health care accessible and acceptable in these settings.&aacute;Andersen's Model of Health Service Use guided the conduct of the study. Data were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. Results:&aacute;Both clients and&aacute; primary care providers had similar perceptions of mental health problems and care especially on the need to seek professional help for mental health problems;&aacute;97%&aacute;of clients were likely to use mental health services in primary care settings. Regression analysis showed that education and satisfaction with primary care services are major predictors of potential mental health service utilization. Majority (90%) of primary care providers favored using mental health assessment tools in primary care practice and&aacute; 95 % favored the idea of integrated mental health-primary care services. Both types of&aacute; participants underscored cultural factors in making mental health care more accessible and culturally acceptable in primary care settings. Conclusion: This study raised pertinent implications on health policies for preventive mental health service delivery in primary care settings.&aacute;Acknowledgement:&aacute; 03MH59861-01</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:33:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:33:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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