Adolescent Characteristics and Perceptions of Access Barriers to Drug and Alcohol Treatment

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161293
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adolescent Characteristics and Perceptions of Access Barriers to Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Abstract:
Adolescent Characteristics and Perceptions of Access Barriers to Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Burns-Aronson, Julie, BSN
Title:Public Health Nursing Supervisor
Contact Address:SON, 812 5th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55792, USA
The purpose of this study is to describe the characteristics of 16-year-olds in a Midwestern U.S. county who forego care for drug and alcohol problems and document the barriers they identify accessing care. Theoretical / Conceptual Framework: The Behavioral Model of Health Services Use is used as an organizing framework to categorize variables associated with foregone care. Sample and Methodology: Data for this secondary analysis were from a cross-sectional study of 16-year-olds (N=1,948) in rural Minnesota in 2001. Frequencies and cross-tabulations with chi-square compared those who received all needed drug and alcohol treatment to those with foregone care on demographic characteristics and patterns of identified barriers to care. Findings: Over 5 % of teens reported foregone care for drug and alcohol problems. Students of color were more likely to report foregone care (13.6 % vs. 4.7 % of white students, p<.001), as were students without a regular source for medical care (14.6% vs. 4.9%, p<.001). The top two barriers to getting care were “didn’t want parents to know” (48.6%) and “thought or hoped the problem would go away” (33%). Implications: This research helped describe characteristics of youth who identify a need for help with drug and alcohol problems and their perceived barriers to accessing that care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdolescent Characteristics and Perceptions of Access Barriers to Drug and Alcohol Treatmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161293-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adolescent Characteristics and Perceptions of Access Barriers to Drug and Alcohol Treatment</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Burns-Aronson, Julie, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Public Health Nursing Supervisor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 812 5th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55792, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study is to describe the characteristics of 16-year-olds in a Midwestern U.S. county who forego care for drug and alcohol problems and document the barriers they identify accessing care. Theoretical / Conceptual Framework: The Behavioral Model of Health Services Use is used as an organizing framework to categorize variables associated with foregone care. Sample and Methodology: Data for this secondary analysis were from a cross-sectional study of 16-year-olds (N=1,948) in rural Minnesota in 2001. Frequencies and cross-tabulations with chi-square compared those who received all needed drug and alcohol treatment to those with foregone care on demographic characteristics and patterns of identified barriers to care. Findings: Over 5 % of teens reported foregone care for drug and alcohol problems. Students of color were more likely to report foregone care (13.6 % vs. 4.7 % of white students, p&lt;.001), as were students without a regular source for medical care (14.6% vs. 4.9%, p&lt;.001). The top two barriers to getting care were &ldquo;didn&rsquo;t want parents to know&rdquo; (48.6%) and &ldquo;thought or hoped the problem would go away&rdquo; (33%). Implications: This research helped describe characteristics of youth who identify a need for help with drug and alcohol problems and their perceived barriers to accessing that care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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