Mental Health Concerns of Gay and Bisexual Men Seeking Mental Health Services, 2000 [United States] (ICPSR 22121)
Principal Investigator(s): Safren, Steven, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Fenway Community Health; Berg, Michael, Wheaton College; Mimiaga, Matthew, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Fenway Community Health
This retrospective chart review was conducted on gay and bisexual men who presented for a mental health intake at a health center between January 2000 and June 2000 during which time intake procedures and assessments remained the same. Mental health intakes consisted of one- to three-hour clinical interviews conducted by psychologists and clinical social workers, who determined treatment recommendations and assignments. Current presenting problem(s) and history of them; prior medical, mental health and substance abuse treatment; current symptoms; areas of impaired functioning; and abuse history were included. Because mental health is a key component of overall quality of life, mental health providers who work with MSM can use these data to increase awareness of the types of mental concerns that are most distressing to this population.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
Safren, Steven, Michael Berg, and Matthew Mimiaga. Mental Health Concerns of Gay and Bisexual Men Seeking Mental Health Services, 2000 [United States]. ICPSR22121-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-06-17. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22121.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22121.v1
This study was funded by:
- Fenway Community Health Center
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: anxiety, bisexuality, depression (psychology), emotional states, gay community, gays and lesbians, HIV, homosexuality, mental disorders, mental health, mental health care, mental health services, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychological evaluations, psychological wellbeing
To protect the confidentiality of respondents, all variables that could be used to identify individuals have been collapsed or recoded on the public use files. These modifications should not affect analytic uses of the public use files.
ICD-9 codes were used for the Axis Diagnosis variables.
Description of Variables: Current presenting problem(s) and history of them; prior medical, mental health and substance abuse treatment; current symptoms and areas of impaired functioning scales; and abuse history were included.
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:
- Performed consistency checks.
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2010-06-17
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