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Psychological distress in rural Australia: regional variation and the role of family functioning and social support

Butterworth, Peter John; Handley, Tonelle E.; Lewin, Terry J.; Reddy, Prasuna; Kelly, Brian J.


AIM Regional variation in the prevalence of mental disorders and particularly variation in the role of risk and protective factors has received limited research attention. This study investigates variation in the prevalence of significant psychological distress across regions, and quantifies the relative impact of family functioning and social support. SUBJECT AND METHOD Multilevel analysis of data from the longitudinal Australian Rural Mental Health Study, comprising a stratified random...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1007/s10389-014-0640-9


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