Accession Number:

ADA273275

Title:

Family Service Providers' Evaluations of Medical Activities, Dental Activities, and Mental Health Services

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Family service providers at 33 locations worldwide evaluated the available Medical Activities MEDDACs , Dental Activities DENTACs, and mental health services. Respondents strongly agreed that there was a need for these services, and most knew about the services and had made client referrals. Overall, service staff were perceived as competent or very competent, and the respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with the services. Although none of the three services examined had systemic problems with lack of privacy or poor publicity, some services in specific geographic regions did have reports of inconvenient hours, poor repairs, and overcrowding. There were reports of understaffing and long waiting times for MEDDACs and DENTACs in all three regions CONUS, Europe, other OCONUS. Further, there was evidence that mental health services were also coping with staffing problems. Army services, DENTAC, Family support, Mental health, Family services, MEDDAC.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE