Adolescents with diabetes and their parents' perceptions of mental health screening, assessment, and feedback

Michelle M. Perfect, Deborah Levine-Donnerstein, Najah E. Swartz, Lauren E. Wheeler, Gisel M. Amaya

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Abstract

This study examined adolescents with diabetes and their parents' reactions to mental health screenings, assessments, and feedback. Most parents and adolescents did not report negative affect, but 15- and 16-year olds and referred adolescents showed greater levels of concern with assessment outcomes. Among those referred to mental health services, parents anticipated barriers in costs, insurance, and lack of qualified providers. Adolescents reported scheduling conflicts, time, and confidentiality concerns. Respondents perceived feedback as an important component of the clinical process and findings indicated a need for clinicians to incorporate psychosocial screenings and feedback in healthcare visits for adolescents with diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-192
Number of pages12
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Diabetes
  • Feedback
  • Mental health screening
  • Perceptions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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