The relationship between demographic factors and attitudes toward mental health services. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Demography
  • Mental Health Services
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care

abstract

  • Considerable effort has been exerted in recent years toward educating the public concerning mental illness and the efficacy of various treatment modalities. Most previous studies of attitudes have focused solely on attitudes toward the mentally ill. In this study we investigated attitudes toward mental health services and found that most people are positively disposed toward the use of these services. Attitudes toward the use of mental health services were affected by the age, sex, race, education, and income of the subjects. In general, differences of attitude lie in the direction that would tend to inhibit utilization among those most at risk.

publication date

  • April 1987

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10281769

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 275

end page

  • 84

volume

  • 15

number

  • 2