Contact met de jeugd-ggz is een zaak van culturele én sociaaleconomische verschillen

Translated title of the contribution: Contact with the child and adolescent psychiatric services is determined by cultural and socio-economic differences

André Wierdsma*, A. M. Kamperman

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: In the Netherlands access to mental healthcare is not evenly distributed over ethnic groups. Young persons of non-Dutch origin make only limited use of Dutch child and adolescent psychiatric services. AIM: To investigate to what extent differences in the use of child and adolescent psychiatric services are related to ethnic cultural/actors or socio-economic position. METHOD: On the basis of data from the Rotterdam psychiatric case register we calculated the incidence-related risks/or different ethnicgroups and according to income level. Poisson regression analysis enabled us to take into account differences in the composition of the groups according to age andgender. RESULTS: All ethnicgroups have less contact than the native population with the psychiatric services, but there is also an effect of income level, irrespective of ethnicity. In the native population the number of persons seeking assistance from the psychiatric services was found to be higher in lower income categories. CONCLUSION: Access to the child and adolescent psychiatric services is influenced by both ethnic and socio-cultural differences.

Translated title of the contributionContact with the child and adolescent psychiatric services is determined by cultural and socio-economic differences
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)857-863
Number of pages7
JournalTijdschrift voor Psychiatrie
Volume53
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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