Consumers' perceptions on collaborative counseling and health care

Interest in collaborative services is on the rise, yet little is known about consumers’ perceptions of these services. The current research study aimed to gain further information on consumers’ and their family members’ perceptions on collaborative counseling and health care in the areas of personal interest, perceived benefits, and the desired structure of the services. Participants completed a measure on family functioning and a constructed perceptions measure. A series of correlations were conducted and the results indicate that current health care satisfaction had a significant positive relationship with healthy family functioning and a significant inverse relationship with perceived physical benefits of collaborative services. The findings of this research indicate that consumers believe there is a perceived benefit and interest in collaborative counseling and health care.