The purpose of this study was to conduct a qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis to examine the experiences and perceptions of mental health help-seeking behaviors by Hispanic women in the United States. Synthesis of five studies resulted in one major theme of determinants of mental health help-seeking organized into three subthemes: (1) societal determinants, (2) health services system, and (3) individual determinants. These results provide a more holistic understanding of the mental health help-seeking experiences of Hispanic women, an important consideration when developing interventions to address the disparities in access to and quality of mental health treatment experienced by this unique population.
- health disparities
- mental health
- qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health