ERIC Number: ED222589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
A New Conceptual Framework for Mental Health Clinical Service Research on Hispanic Populations.
Rogler, Lloyd H.; And Others
Research Bulletin, v4,5 n4,1 Oct-Jan 1981-1982 v5 n2-3 Apr-Jul 1982
This report examines selected studies on the search for and utilization of mental health facilities among Hispanic populations and presents a framework for research on mental health services for Hispanics. Shortcomings of available data on this topic are reviewed. The research framework proposed is based on the assumption that clinical service research spans a hypothetical time sequence, beginning when a person experiences mental distress and ending when the person resumes his or her customary social role after undergoing therapy. An explanation of modifications in the present model is followed by discussion of five phases of research: (1) psychiatric epidemiology, (2) utilization of mental health facilities, (3) psychiatric assessment, (4) therapeutic modalities, and (5) post-treatment rehabilitation. Studies planned by the Hispanic Research Center (Fordham University, New York) are described as examples of research in these areas. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Cultural Influences, Hispanic Americans, Language Role, Literature Reviews, Measurement Techniques, Mental Health, Mental Health Clinics, Mental Health Programs, Models, Psychiatric Services, Psychological Evaluation, Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation, Research, Research Needs, Social Influences
Hispanic Research Center, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458 (write for price).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Hispanic Research Center.