TITLE

A Survey of Perceived Barriers and Attitudes Toward Mental Health Care Among OEF/OIF Veterans at VA Outpatient Mental Health Clinics

AUTHOR(S)
Garcia, Hector A.; Finley, Erin P.; Ketchum, Norma; Jakupcak, Matthew; Dassori, Albana; Reyes, Stephanie C.
PUB. DATE
March 2014
SOURCE
Military Medicine;Mar2014, Vol. 179 Issue 3, p273
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study of U.S. veterans' attitudes and beliefs about mental health treatment and treatment-seeking, as well as perceived patient and institution-level logistical barriers to care. Results indicate that Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans were significantly more likely to endorse negative treatment attitudes as possible barriers to care than Vietnam and Gulf War veterans. The implications for outreach and engagement strategies are discussed.
ACCESSION #
94852137

 

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