A Rural Mental Health Research Agenda: Defining Context and Setting Priorities

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David Hargrove Ph.D., Kulynych/Cline Distinguished Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: This article provides a brief overview of research perspectives on rural mental health services and suggests the importance of building an agenda to bring coherence to studies in this area. The need for sound theory and methodology to guide research is emphasized. The importance of better conceptualization of the rural context as a focus of research is addressed, and 14 propositions concerning issues the authors think will advance rural research are presented. This article is intended to stimulate discussion about a research agenda that will lead to better understanding of rural needs for mental health services as well as more responsive service models.

Additional Information

Keller, P.A., Murray, J.D., & Hargrove, D. S. (1999). A rural mental health research agenda: Defining context and setting priorities. Journal of Rural Health 15(3): 316-325. Published by Wiley-Blackwell (ISSN: 0890-765X). DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.1999.tb00753.x [The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com]
Language: English
Date: 1999

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