Mental Health Concerns of Gay and Bisexual Men Seeking Mental Health Services, 2000 [United States] (ICPSR 22121)

Published: Jun 17, 2010

Principal Investigator(s):
Steven Safren, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Fenway Community Health; Michael Berg, Wheaton College; Matthew Mimiaga, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Fenway Community Health

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22121.v1

Version V1

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.

Safren, Steven, Berg, Michael, and Mimiaga, Matthew. Mental Health Concerns of Gay and Bisexual Men Seeking Mental Health Services, 2000 [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-06-17. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22121.v1

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Fenway Community Health Center

2000-01 -- 2000-06

2002-04 -- 2002-12

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.

To understand the types of mental concerns that are most distressing to the population of men who have sex with men.

A 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.

Searching an electronic medical record system, male patients were identified who presented for a mental health intake at a health center during January 2000 to June 2000.

All male individuals aged 18 and older living in 6 New England states who initiated mental health care.

individual

clinical records

clinical data

record abstracts

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.

Symptom and functioning scales were used. ICD-9 codes were used to classify mental health diagnosis.

2010-06-17

2010-06-17

2010-06-17 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.

Notes

  • 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.

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