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ERIC Number: EJ784264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
Multigenerational Perceptions of Mental Health Services of Deaf Adults in Florida
Feldman, David M.; Gum, Amber
American Annals of the Deaf, v152 n4 p391-397 Fall 2007
The objective of the study was to better understand the perceptions and needs of multigenerational Deaf adults related to mental health services. A survey sampled participants who were between 20 and 85 years old and Deaf. Questions were developed to identify the perspectives of Deaf adults related to the availability of mental health services, preferences for these services, and current utilization of services. Participants were grouped into age (years) categories: young adult (18-34), middle adult (35-54), older adult (55-65), and oldest (66-). Category response trends were examined using chi-square analysis. The analysis showed significant differences in the preferences and utilization of mental health care. These data also suggested preferences for service delivery. These data indicate areas of importance related to the development of programs and services for Deaf adults and to indicate where funding for services would be best utilized. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida