Depression, service need, and use in vulnerable populations

Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2000 Aug;14(4):173-82. doi: 10.1053/apnu.2000.8655.


Health care reform has created opportunities for mental health nurses to develop innovative health care delivery models to provide integrated behavioral health and primary health care. A community health analysis is one method to ensure appropriate services are planned. This study examined the health care services most needed and those used by depressed and nondepressed participants (N = 231), and their satisfaction with these services. Individual and system characteristics were examined using a framework developed by Anderson and Aday. Significant differences were found between the 2 groups for predisposing characteristics, enabling characteristics, need for care, service use, and satisfaction with services.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Arizona
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Causality
  • Depression / psychology*
  • Female
  • Health Services / statistics & numerical data*
  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Needs Assessment / organization & administration*
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Poverty / psychology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires