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Factors Associated with Perceived Continuity of Care Among Patients Suffering from Mental Disorders

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Factors Associated with Perceived Continuity of Care Among Patients Suffering from Mental Disorders

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Claudie Loranger & Marie-Josée Fleury 

Abstract

This cross-sectional study identified variables associated with continuity of care among 327 patients with mental disorders receiving services from a variety of professionals in different Quebec settings. Based on the Andersen’s Behavioral Model, a linear regression analysis was performed. Attention deficit and mood disorders were negatively associated with continuity of care, while substance use disorders and quality of life revealed positive associations. Consulting a psychologist was linked to weaker continuity of care whereas visiting a drug rehabilitation center, social support, and satisfaction with services were positively related. Fostering social support, comprehensive and integrated care, and facilitating access to psychologists could lead to improved continuity of care.

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Year 2020
Language English
Format PDF
DOI 10.1007/s10597-019-00528-z