Use of mental health care by community-dwelling older adults.

@article{Garrido2011UseOM,
  title={Use of mental health care by community-dwelling older adults.},
  author={Melissa M Garrido and Robert L. Kane and Merrie Kaas and Rosalie A. Kane},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={50-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine relationships between perceived need for care, illness characteristics, attitudes toward care, and probability that older adults will use mental health care (MHC). DESIGN Secondary data analysis. SETTING The Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (2001-2003). PARTICIPANTS One thousand six hundred eighty-one community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older. MEASUREMENTS Self-reported MHC use and perceived need for care in the previous 12 months, previous year and… CONTINUE READING

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