Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 50, Issue 8, pp 922–925 | Cite as

Predictors of Consumer Satisfaction in Community Mental Health Center Services

Original Paper


Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities conducted a survey to evaluate consumers’ satisfaction with services delivered at the Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) in Kentucky. The survey was administered at outpatient clinics operated by fourteen CMHCs in 2010. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that predict whether clients will respond that they were “generally satisfied” with services received from CMHCs. A logistic regression model was developed using respondents’ characteristics and their responses to survey questions. Survey questions were grouped into seven core domains: general satisfaction, access, quality, participation in treatment planning, outcomes, functioning, and social connectedness. In result, responses to domains of access, quality and participation in treatment planning significantly affected clients’ perception of general satisfaction. Respondents who positively assessed those domains of services were more likely to answer that they were generally satisfied with services. Based on the analysis in this report, improvement in certain domains of services, especially access, quality and participation in treatment planning could increase the level of positive responses in general satisfaction.


Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) Satisfaction Access Quality Participation in treatment planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of PharmacyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health Developmental Intellectual DisabilitiesKentucky Cabinet for Health and Family ServicesFrankfortUSA

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