Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 595–600 | Cite as

The effectiveness of community support programs for persistently mentally ill in rural areas

  • John Husted
  • Sherry A. Wentler
  • Amy Bursell
Brief Report


The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a rural community support program by a comparison of the number of days hospitalized for an equal amount of time before and after participation in the program. It was found that participation resulted in a significant reduction in the number of days hospitalized.


Public Health Rural Area Rural Community Support Program Community Support 
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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Husted
    • 1
  • Sherry A. Wentler
    • 1
  • Amy Bursell
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMorris

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