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Prevalence and predictors of distress associated with completion of an online survey assessing mental health and suicidality in the community

Batterham, Philip; Calear, Alison; Carragher, Natacha; Sunderland, Matthew

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While there is evidence that mental health surveys do not typically increase distress, limited research has examined distress in online surveys. The study investigated whether completion of a 60-min online community-based mental health survey (n = 3620) was associated with reliable increases in psychological distress. 2.5% of respondents had a reliable increase in distress, compared to 5.0% with a reliable decrease, and decreased distress overall across the sample (Cohen's d = −0.22, p <...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/247390
Source: Psychiatry Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.08.048
Access Rights: Open Access

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