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Policy Research on Aging and Mental Health Services (PRAMHS) Project (ICPSR 9043) RSS

Alternate Title:  PRAMHS

Principal Investigator(s):

Summary:

This study consists of four parts. Part 1 is the result of a nationwide mail survey of Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC). Questions centered on the delivery of mental health services to the elderly, and cover topics such as the number of elderly people in the client load, amount of interaction between CMHC and Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), factors affecting the delivery of services to the elderly, and specialized services for the elderly. In addition to data from the PRAMHS questionnaire, data from the 1976 National Institute of Mental Health CMHC inventory were merged with the corresponding agencies. Part 2 contains data from a mail survey of Area Agencies on Aging. Data include percentage of referrals made by agencies to mental health programs as compared to other types of programs, priority given to mental health issues, factors influencing delivery and coordination of mental health services to the elderly, and amount of communication between AAA and agencies in its service area serving the mental health needs of the elderly. Part 3 consists of data collected by the PRAMHS project State Unit on Aging (SUA) mail survey. Information is included on interaction with State Mental Health Agencies, priority given to mental health issues, efforts by the elderly to influence policy decisions, and factors influencing delivery and coordination of mental health services to the elderly. Part 4 contains the result of the PRAMHS State Mental Health Agencies mail survey. Data provide information concerning interaction with SUA, efforts to decrease the number of elderly in state mental health institutions, efforts by the elderly to influence policy decisions, and factors influencing delivery and coordination of mental health services to the elderly.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS1:  Community Mental Health Centers - Download All Files (1.8 MB)
DS2:  Area Agencies on Aging - Download All Files (1.5 MB)
DS3:  State Units on Aging - Download All Files (0.8 MB)
DS4:  State Mental Health Agencies - Download All Files (0.8 MB)

Study Description

Citation

Roeder, Philip W. Policy Research on Aging and Mental Health Services (PRAMHS) Project. ICPSR09043-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-11-18. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09043.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration on Aging (90-AR-0026)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   aging, health facilities, hospitals, mental health, public health, public programs, senior citizens

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1979--1980

Unit of Observation:   facility

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Conducted by the University of Kentucky.

Methodology

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2008-11-18 New files were added. These files included one or more of the following: Stata setup, SAS transport (CPORT), SPSS system, Stata system, SAS supplemental syntax, and Stata supplemental syntax files, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file. Some other minor edits were made to improve the data and documentation.
  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
  • 2004-12-21 Data definition statements for SAS and SPSS were consolidated and updated to reduce the number of parts from forty to four. Stata data definition statements were created for all four parts. The codebooks were converted from ASCII to PDF format.

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DS1: Community Mental Health Centers

SOCISSA
Social issues influencing delivery and coordination of mental health services to elderly--first mention
SOCISSB
Social issues influencing delivery and coordination of mental health services to elderly--second mention
SOCISSC
Social issues influencing delivery and coordination of mental health services to elderly--third mention
STFCHARA
Staff characteristics influencing delivery and coordination of mental health services to elderly--first mention
STFCHARB
Staff characteristics influencing delivery and coordination of mental health services to elderly--second mention
STFCHARC
Staff characteristics influencing delivery and coordination of mental health services to elderly--third mention
ECOFACA
Economic factors influencing delivery and coordination of mental health services to elderly--first mention
ECOFACB
Economic factors influencing delivery and coordination of mental health services to elderly--second mention
ECOFACC
Economic factors influencing delivery and coordination of mental health services to elderly--third mention
POLFACA
Policy factors influencing delivery and coordination of mental health services to elderly--first mention

DS2: Area Agencies on Aging

PRMH
Mental health issues rank
RFMH
Percentage of agency's referrals to mental health programs.
/F1
Agency is providing mental health services for elderly.
F2
Agency is providing mental health services for elderly.
F3
Agency is providing mental health services for elderly.
F4
Agency is providing mental health services for elderly.
F5
Agency is providing mental health services for elderly.
F6
Agency is providing mental health services for elderly.
F7
Agency is providing mental health services for elderly.
F8
Agency is providing mental health services for elderly.

DS3: State Units on Aging

PRMH
Rank given to mental health issues.
SUATMHP
SUA's perception of its participation in state mental health plan
CMHCST
SUA believes there are CMHCs successfully providing mental health services to elderly in state.
Q1811
SUA and SMHA characterize involvement in state mental health plan
SOCISSA
Social issues which influence coordination and delivery of mental health services for elderly--first mention.
SOCISSB
Social issues which influence coordination and delivery of mental health services for elderly--second
SOCISSC
Social issues which influence coordination and delivery of mental health services for elderly--third mention.
COORD
How well coordinated does SUA believe the activities of its agency and SMHA are in planning mental health service for elderly.
MHPROJ
Agencies in state have been awarded Title III, OAA funds to carry out mental health services.
POSINAC
Factors contributing to efforts to effectively deliver and coordinate mental health services for elderly are positive/negative.

DS4: State Mental Health Agencies

MHSPEC
SMHA knows if the SUA has a mental health specialist.
PRTMHPS
SUA's mental health specialist participates in mental health planning sessions regarding services for elderly.
SUAPTMHP
SMHA's characterization of SUA's participation in preparing the state mental health plan.
INSTDCL
Elderly population in state mental health institutions declined in past ten years?
SOCISSA
Social issues which influence delivery and coordination of mental health services to elderly-- first mention
SOCISSB
Social issues which influence delivery and coordination of mental health services to elderly-- second mention
SOCISSC
Social issues which influence delivery and coordination of mental health services to elderly-- third mention
FRMPRV
Formal provisions for coordination between SMHA and SUA regarding mental health services for elderly.
CRDMHSUA
How well coordinated in planning mental health services are SUA and SMHA in the SMHA's perception.
INTSUF
SMHA's current level of interaction with SUA is sufficient to coordinate and effectively deliver mental health services to the elderly.

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