Examining Racial/Ethnic Minority Treatment Experiences with Specialty Behavioral Health Service Providers
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This study investigated whether satisfaction and helpfulness of treatment by mental health service provider is related to race/ethnicity and psychosocial factors. Data from the National Co morbidity Survey-Replication study, which administered mental health service use questions for the past 12-months (1332), was analyzed. Data were stratified by service provider and analyzed with multiple logistic regressions. Racial/ethnic minorities were generally more likely to be satisfied with services provided by specialty mental health providers compared to white respondents. Racial/ethnic minorities generally perceived the services provided by specialty mental health providers as more helpful than did other racial/ethnic groups. Those who reported high cultural identity were more likely to find their treatment experience less satisfying and less helpful. Greater attention to specialty referrals for racial/ethnic minority groups may fruitfully contribute to improve help-seeking for these groups. The role culture plays in shaping the mental health treatment experience needs to be further investigated.
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- 1. Substance Abuse Research Center, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2025 Traverwood Drive Suite C, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, USA
- 2. Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 109 Observatory St., Rm. 3663, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2029, USA
- 3. School of Social Work, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1080 S. University, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA