Do Mental Health Outpatient Services Meet Users’ Needs? Trial to Identify Factors Associated with Higher Needs for Care

Ewelina Dobrzyńska , Joanna Rymaszewska , Przemysław Biecek , Andrzej Kiejna


The study was conducted to investigate the extent to which services meet patients’ needs and identify the factors associated with higher needs. 174 outpatients were assessed using CANSAS, BPRS and GSDS. The total number of unmet needs in persons with psychotic, eating, personality and affective disorders was higher than in patients with anxiety disorders. Being single, positive symptoms, depression/anxiety, hospitalizations and high social disability accounted for 50 % of the variance in level of unmet need. Persons with eating and personality disorders reported similar level of unmet needs to those with psychotic and affective disorders. The best correlates of unmet needs were depression/anxiety and social disability.

Author Ewelina Dobrzyńska (FC / CPCT)
Ewelina Dobrzyńska,,
- Chair Of Polymer Chemistry And Technology
, Joanna Rymaszewska - [Wroclaw Medical University]
Joanna Rymaszewska,,
, Przemysław Biecek (FMIS / DCSDCAM)
Przemysław Biecek,,
- Department of CAD/CAM Systems Design and Computer-Aided Medicine
, Andrzej Kiejna - [Wroclaw Medical University]
Andrzej Kiejna,,
Journal seriesCommunity Mental Health Journal, ISSN 0010-3853
Issue year2016
ASJC Classification2738 Psychiatry and Mental health; 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 3306 Health(social science)
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 03-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 20.0, 03-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 1; WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.732; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 1.154 (2) - 2016=1.384 (5)
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