Appointment compliance behavior of community mental health patients: A discriminant analysis
- 35 Downloads
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.
KeywordsPublic Health Health Care Mental Health Health Psychology Discriminant Analysis
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Albers, R. J., & Scrivner, L. L. The Structure of Attrition During Apprasal.Community Mental Health Journal, 1977,13, 325–332.Google Scholar
- Becker, M. H., & Maiman, L. A.: Sociobehavioral Determinants of Compliance with Health and Medical Care Recommendations.Medical Care, 1975,13, 10–24.Google Scholar
- Blackwell, B. Treatment Adherence.British Joulnal of Psychiatry, 1976,129, 513–531.Google Scholar
- Brodie, A. M., & Creedon, C. F. Predictors of Cancellation in an Oregon Involuntary Commitment Program.Community Mental Health Journal, 1982,18, 151–158.Google Scholar
- Eisenbeis, R. A., & Avery, R. B.Discriminant Analysis and Classification Procedures. Lexington Books, 1972.Google Scholar
- Elpers, J. R. Management and Programmatic Constraints on Community Mental Health Services.Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 1977,13, 325–332.Google Scholar
- Haynes, R. B., Tayler, D. W., & Sackett D. L. (Eds).Compliance in Health Care. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979.Google Scholar
- Hertz, P., & Stamps, P. L., Appointment-Keeping Behavior Re-evaluated.American Journal of Public Health, 1977,11, 1033–1036.Google Scholar
- Lachenbruch, A. M.Discriminant Analysis. Hafner Press, 1975.Google Scholar
- Sackett, D. L. & Haynes, R. B. (Eds).Compliance With Therapentic Regimens Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1976.Google Scholar