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Impact of stressful and discriminatory experiences in healthcare on health-seeking attitudes and behaviors

Humes, Molly
The purpose of this study is to examine how discrimination toward LGBTQ+ college students occurring in healthcare settings impacts help-seeking behaviors and attitudes toward psychological and physical healthcare, treatment and medication adherence, and mental health outcomes in college students. Currently, there is a lack of research on how discriminatory experiences in healthcare impact an LGBTQ+ individuals' help-seeking behaviors and attitudes. This study will examine the behaviors and attitudes towards both psychological and physical healthcare. This study hopes to provide a framework for continued research in this context. Additionally, this study hopes to continue to explore relationships between discrimination in healthcare and treatment, medication adherence, and medical mistrust.