Depression, service need, and use in vulnerable populations

Terry A. Badger, Cheryl McNiece, Mary Jo Gagan

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Health care reform has created opportunities for mental health nurses to develop innovative health care delivery models to provide integrated behavioral health and primary health care. A community health analysis is one method to ensure appropriate services are planned. This study examined the health care services most needed and those used by depressed and nondepressed participants (N = 231), and their satisfaction with these services. Individual and system characteristics were examined using a framework developed by Anders on and Aday. Significant differences were found between the 2 groups for predisposing characteristics, enabling characteristics, need for care, service use, and satisfaction with services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-182
Number of pages10
JournalArchives of psychiatric nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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