This study was designed to explore the relationship of self-reported mental health symptoms and help-seeking behavior of active duty air force members. A mixed methodology approach was used to review positive mental health responses to 200 post-deployment health reassessment surveys completed by air force active duty members assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, who had returned since 2004 from a deployment of 4 months or greater. Follow-up screening was conducted via telephone interviews to ascertain the consistency between self-reported symptoms, prevalence of mental health concerns, degree of symptoms reported, and receptivity to mental health services. The outcomes of this study were used to determine significance of mental health concerns and deployment as well as to determine what factors may influence the active duty air force member's decision to access mental health treatment.
|Commitee:||Allen, Carolyn, Waugh, Catherine|
|Department:||School of Human Services|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-B 68/11, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Social psychology, Occupational psychology, Armed forces|
|Keywords:||Air Force, Barriers, Barriers to care, Deployment, Mental health, Self-reporting, Stigma|
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