Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 103–108 | Cite as

Appointment compliance behavior of community mental health patients: A discriminant analysis

  • Joseph G. P. Paolillo
  • Terry W. Moore
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Abstract

This study evaluated various demographic and psychiatric signs and symptoms of community mental health clients in an attempt to identify those variables which influence appointment compliance behavior. A sample of 172 non-psychotic clients with a primary diagnosis of neurosis, personality disorder, or transient-situational disturbance were studied utilizing discriminant analysis. The results indicate that approximately 85 percent of the clients were properly classified as either compliant or non-compliant in their appointment behavior. The implications for mental health care are discussed.

Keywords

Public Health Health Care Mental Health Health Psychology Discriminant Analysis 

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© Human Sciences Press 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph G. P. Paolillo
    • 1
  • Terry W. Moore
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WyomingLaramie
  2. 2.Southeast Wyoming Mental Health CenterLaramie

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