Title

An overview of issues in research on consumer satisfaction with child and adolescent mental health services

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry; Center for Mental Health Services Research

Date

6-1995

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Mental Health Services; Child; Adolescent; Adolescent Health Services; Patient Satisfaction; Consumer Satisfaction

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

Research that focusses on consumer satisfaction with child and adolescent mental health services is reviewed. Satisfaction is broadly conceived to include any study where the perspectives of children, adolescents or their parents about mental health services were gathered and presented. Important conceptual issues in research on consumer satisfaction with children's mental health services are discussed. Some of the general methodological issues that have faced satisfaction researchers are also considered. The wide range of methodological variations that have been used to investigate this topic area are outlined. The most significant findings of previous research are presented and critiqued. In conclusion, suggestions are made about the most fruitful directions for future research.

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Citation: Young, S., Nicholson, J. & Davis, M. An overview of issues in research on consumer satisfaction with child and adolescent mental health services. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 1995; 4: 219-238. DOI 10.1007/BF02234097