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Title: Lessons from the Use of Vignettes in the Study of Mental Health Service Disparities
Authors: Lapatin, S.
Gonçalves, M.
Nillni, A.
Chavez, L.
Quinn, R. L.
Green, A.
Alegria, M.
Keywords: Vignettes
Mental health services
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Abstract: Objective To examine the development, feasibility, and use of a vignette approach as an important tool in health services disparities research. Data Source Interviews with vignette developers and qualitative data from a novel mental health services disparities study that used vignettes in two samples: (1) predominantly low-income parents of children attending mental health specialty care who were Latino or non-Latino White and (2) Latino and non-Latino mental health clinicians who treat children in their practice. Study Design We conduct a content analysis of qualitative data from patients and providers in the Ethnic Differences Study to explore the feasibility of vignette methodology in health services disparities research, and we identify lessons learned that may guide future vignette development. Principal Findings Vignettes provide a valuable approach that is acceptable to participants, elicits important insight on participant experience and services, and sheds light on factors that can help optimize study design for exploring health disparities questions. Conclusions Researchers, clinicians, and others should consider a set of factors that help determine when a vignette approach is warranted in research, training, or for other uses, including how best to address identified weaknesses.
Description: WOS:000303800300007 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science)
“Prémio Científico ISCTE-IUL 2013”
Peer reviewed: Sim
ISSN: 0017-9124
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at:
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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