Marie-Josée Fleury

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BACKGROUND Since the end of the 20th century, quality of life has become a key outcome indicator in planning and evaluation of health services. From a sample of 297 users with severe mental disorders from Montreal (Canada), this study aimed to identify the key predictors of subjective quality of life (SQOL). METHODS Users were recruited and interviewed(More)
BACKGROUND Primary care improvement is the cornerstone of current reforms. Mental disorders (MDs) are a leading cause of morbidity worldwide and widespread in industrialised countries. MDs are treated mainly in primary care by general practitioners (GPs), even though the latter ability to detect, diagnose, and treat patients with MDs is often considered(More)
This study was designed to identify: (1) predictors of 12-month healthcare service utilization for mental health reasons, framed by the Andersen model, among a population cohort in an epidemiological catchment area; and (2) correlates associated with healthcare service utilization for mental health reasons among individuals with and without mental disorders(More)
Using a population health services perspective, this article defines and assesses an efficient criteria-based algorithm to identify treatment prevalent and incident cases of schizophrenia. We refer here “treatment” prevalence and incidence since its evaluation depends on a patient receiving a health care service with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. A(More)
The study aims to compare variables associated with the exclusive and joint use of primary and specialized care for mental health reasons by individuals diagnosed with a mental disorder in a Montreal/Canadian catchment area. Data were collected from a random sample (2,443 individuals). Among 406 people, diagnosed with a mental disorder 12 months(More)
This article analyzes help provided by relatives and/or services to the needs of individuals with severe mental illness who have, versus do not have, regular contact with family. Factors that influence help are also examined. Data collection is based on a random sample of 186 Quebec outpatients. Patients’ needs were assessed using the Camberwell Assessment(More)
In the current context of health-care reform, integrated service networks are presented as main solutions to enhance efficiency. During the past few years, there has been an abundance of literature focusing on integration and the underlying implementation issues. However, the concept of integrated service networks remains fluid, and there are few typologies(More)
Organizing services in an integrated network as a model for transforming healthcare systems is often presented as a potential remedy for service fragmentation that should enhance system efficiency. In the mental health sector, integration is also part of a diversified response to the multiple needs of the clients, particularly people with serious mental(More)
Background In the context of the high prevalence and impact of mental disorders worldwide, and less than optimal utilisation of services and adequacy of care, strengthening primary mental healthcare should be a leading priority. This article assesses the state of collaboration among general practitioners (GPs), psychiatrists and psychosocial mental(More)
OBJECTIVES This article examines the differences found between clientele with severe mental health problems and their key health workers in terms of assessing service users' needs in 6 Quebec service areas. METHOD We questioned 165 pairs of users and staff, using the Camberwell Assessment of Needs questionnaire. The profile of serious and overall problems(More)