Assessing the influences on female veterans in selection of treatment location, comparing VA and non-VA settings
School for Social Work
Women veterans-Mental health services-United States, Mental health services-Decision making, Mental health treatment, Women, Veterans
The purpose of this quantitative survey based study was to learn why women veterans choose VA versus non-VA mental health treatment when they need care. The study was designed to gain insight into choices that women veterans make when selecting mental health care treatment centers, and what motivates them in this choice. Women cited a number of barriers to treatment, particularly regarding accessing treatment through the VA. These barriers included limited appointment times, high turnover of providers, insufficient numbers of veterans and female veterans as providers, and feeling uncomfortable in the treatment environment.
Ferry, Bethany J., "Exploring mental health treatment for female veterans in the US : assessing the influences on female veterans in selection of treatment location, comparing VA and non-VA settings" (2016). Masters Thesis, Smith College, Northampton, MA.