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.
|Journal series||Community Mental Health Journal, ISSN 0010-3853|
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|Score|| = 20.0, 03-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 20.0, 03-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 1; = 0; : 2016 = 0.732; : 2016 = 1.154 (2) - 2016=1.384 (5)|
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