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Primary Care Behavioral Health model: Perspectives of outcome, client satisfaction, and gender

Karin Angantyr (Evidens University College), Anna Rimner (Evidens University College), Tommy Nordén (Evidens University College), Torsten Norlander (Evidens University College and Karolinska Institute)
Cite this article:  Angantyr, K., Rimner, A., Nordén, T., & Norlander, T. (2015). Primary Care Behavioral Health model: Perspectives of outcome, client satisfaction, and gender. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 43, 287-302.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2015.43.2.287
Publication date: March 2015

Abstract


We examined clients’ satisfaction and gender differences in relation to the outcome parameters of the Primary Care Behavioral Health model of integrated care. The model has been shown to be effective in minimizing symptoms and increasing levels of functioning with regard to different mental health concerns. Participants were 54 clients (22 men and 32 women) who received a psychology consultation in accordance with the model, at 1 of 3 primary care centers located in southwest Sweden. Results indicated minimized symptoms and increased levels of functioning and clients felt a high degree of satisfaction with the consultations with the psychologists. There were no gender differences found regarding treatment results or satisfaction with the treatment.


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