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Mature adults' attitudes to mental health service utilisation

Pettigrew, Simone; Donovan, Robert J; Pescud, Melanie; Boldy, Duncan; Newton, Robert


This qualitative study examined mature adults' attitudes to mental health services, in order to improve service utilisation among members of this group. Twenty individual and 12 focus group interviews were conducted with 111 West Australians aged ≥ 40 years living in urban and regional areas. The findings indicate that mature individuals may be receptive to information that assists them in differentiating the symptoms of ageing and mental illness and empowers them to make appropriate...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Psychologist
DOI: 10.1080/00050060903428228


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