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Increasing mental health awareness and appropriate service use in older Chinese Americans: A pilot intervention

TitleIncreasing mental health awareness and appropriate service use in older Chinese Americans: A pilot intervention
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsTeng, EJ, Friedman, LC
JournalPatient Education and CounselingPatient Education and Counseling
Volume76
Pagination143-146
Date PublishedJul
ISBN Number0738-3991
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2009-09276-026
Keywords*Aging, *Community Services, *Intervention, *Mental Health, *Treatment Effectiveness Evaluation, Chinese Cultural Groups, Community & Social Services [3373], community intervention, intervention effectiveness, mental health awareness, older Chinese Americans, Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Aged (65 yrs & older), us
AbstractObjective: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a community intervention in increasing awareness of mental health issues and available resources among elderly Chinese Americans. Methods: Twenty-seven members of a community church received a 1-h didactic presentation, in English and Mandarin, and completed surveys regarding their help-seeking preferences before and after the intervention. Results were analyzed using a series of Wilcoxon matched-pair signed rank tests and comparing pre- and post-test scores. Results: Findings indicated an increase (p
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