Improving Access to Family Support Organizations: A Member Survey of the AMI-Quebec Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Improving Access to Family Support Organizations: A Member Survey of the AMI-Quebec Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Improving Access to Family Support Organizations: A Member Survey of the AMI-Quebec Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Improving Access to Family Support Organizations: A Member Survey of the AMI-Quebec Alliance for the Mentally Ills

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Référence bibliographique [6986]

Looper, Karl, Fielding, Allan, Latimer, Eric et Amir, Ella. 1998. «Improving Access to Family Support Organizations: A Member Survey of the AMI-Quebec Alliance for the Mentally Ill ». Psychiatric Services, vol. 49, no 11, p. 1491-1492.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« A cross-sectional survey of the membership of AMI-Quebec was undertaken to assess the delay in family members’ contact with the organization, the reasons of the delay and possible interventions that could reduce the delay. » (p. 1491)
- Présenter les résultats de ce sondage.

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
« In March 1997 a survey was sent to all members of AMI-Quebec who had a family member with a mental illness. The eight-page questionnaire included 46 multiple questions about the respondent, the ill family member and services received. Nine questions explored the issue of the delay between the identification of psychiatric illness and the involvement of family members with AMI-Quebec. A phone reminder was used to improve the response rate, and data collection terminated in May 1997. [...] 186 questionnaires were returned. » (p. 1491)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« Family support organizations such as the Quebec Alliance for the Mentally Ill (AMI-Quebec) provide services for mentally ill individuals and their families. Despite possible benefits, there is often a lengthy period between identification of mental illness and involvement of family members with family support organizations. A survey of AMI-Quebec members was undertaken to assess this delay. Of the 186 respondents, 47 percent experienced a delay of more than two years. Only 10 percent were referred to the organization by psychiatrists. The majority would have liked to have become involved with AMI-Quebec earlier. Some approved of more proactive methods of recruitment by AMI-Quebec, such as a telephone call after an initial hospitalization. » (p. 1491)