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This study identifies factors associated with mental health service use among older African American and Caribbean Blacks who have experienced a traumatic event. Method: Data drawn from the Research on Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Elders Clinical Correlation project (RDADE). Hierarchical logistic regressions were used to compute odds ratio. Result: Age, gender, spirituality, depression and access to medical insurance determines the utilization of mental health services. Implications for depression screening in this population.

Publication Date

2016

City

National Harbor, MD

Keywords

Research Symposium

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health

Mental health service use among older African Americans and Caribbean Blacks who experience traumatic events

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