Proposal Title

A disparity in knowledge, access, or utilization of available healthcare for treatment of depression and substance abuse in college students.

Primary Faculty Mentor’s Name

Marian Tabi, PhD, MPH,RN

Proposal Track

Student

Session Format

Poster

Abstract

A Disparity in Knowledge, Access, and Utilization of Available Healthcare for Treatment of Depression and Substance Abuse in College Students

Brittney McDaniel

Casey Stovall

Samuel Herrington

Marian Tabi, PhD, MPH, RN (Faculty Mentor)

Georgia Southern University

Abstract

Title: A disparity in knowledge, access, or utilization of available healthcare for treatment of depression and substance abuse in college students.

Purpose: The purpose of this research study is to determine if there is a disparity of knowledge, access, or utilization of healthcare for treatment of depression and substance abuse among college students.

Methods: Participants are Georgia Southern University students in Statesboro, Georgia. Approximately 250 subjects are participating in this study. The criteria for participation in this study is (1) Individuals are at least 18 years of age, and (2) Currently enrolled in classes at the university. The data obtained from this research study involves the quantitative method of data retrieval through surveying human subjects. Students are asked to complete a survey in the classroom setting. The survey consists of 25 questions assessing the student’s knowledge, access, and utilization of healthcare resources for treatment of depression and substance abuse. This quantitative survey will be analyzed using IBM SPSS 21 statistical software program. The information will be held in a secured location for up to three years and will be shredded thereafter.

Findings: It is hopeful that the findings of this research study will not only provide awareness regarding the educational and socioeconomic needs of college students but will also offer insight as to the population that is in need of these resources. It is a prediction that the outcome of this study will show a significant disparity of knowledge, access, and utilization of available healthcare for treatment of depression and substance abuse specifically among college students. The outcome of this study will determine: (1) if there is a disparity of knowledge of healthcare resources for treatment of depression and substance abuse among college students, (2) the student population that is in need of educational resources, and (3) is there is a disparity in access or utilization of healthcare resources for depression and substance abuse among college students.

Conclusion: Data collection is in progress; results will be available at the time of the conference if abstract is accepted.

Keywords

disparity, college, students, treatment, healthcare

Award Consideration

1

Location

Concourse and Atrium

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

11-7-2015 2:10 PM

End Date

11-7-2015 3:20 PM

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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A disparity in knowledge, access, or utilization of available healthcare for treatment of depression and substance abuse in college students.

Concourse and Atrium

A Disparity in Knowledge, Access, and Utilization of Available Healthcare for Treatment of Depression and Substance Abuse in College Students

Brittney McDaniel

Casey Stovall

Samuel Herrington

Marian Tabi, PhD, MPH, RN (Faculty Mentor)

Georgia Southern University

Abstract

Title: A disparity in knowledge, access, or utilization of available healthcare for treatment of depression and substance abuse in college students.

Purpose: The purpose of this research study is to determine if there is a disparity of knowledge, access, or utilization of healthcare for treatment of depression and substance abuse among college students.

Methods: Participants are Georgia Southern University students in Statesboro, Georgia. Approximately 250 subjects are participating in this study. The criteria for participation in this study is (1) Individuals are at least 18 years of age, and (2) Currently enrolled in classes at the university. The data obtained from this research study involves the quantitative method of data retrieval through surveying human subjects. Students are asked to complete a survey in the classroom setting. The survey consists of 25 questions assessing the student’s knowledge, access, and utilization of healthcare resources for treatment of depression and substance abuse. This quantitative survey will be analyzed using IBM SPSS 21 statistical software program. The information will be held in a secured location for up to three years and will be shredded thereafter.

Findings: It is hopeful that the findings of this research study will not only provide awareness regarding the educational and socioeconomic needs of college students but will also offer insight as to the population that is in need of these resources. It is a prediction that the outcome of this study will show a significant disparity of knowledge, access, and utilization of available healthcare for treatment of depression and substance abuse specifically among college students. The outcome of this study will determine: (1) if there is a disparity of knowledge of healthcare resources for treatment of depression and substance abuse among college students, (2) the student population that is in need of educational resources, and (3) is there is a disparity in access or utilization of healthcare resources for depression and substance abuse among college students.

Conclusion: Data collection is in progress; results will be available at the time of the conference if abstract is accepted.