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Preliminary development and validation of an Australian community participation questionnaire: Types of participation and associations with distress in a coastal community

Berry, Helen; Dear, Keith; Rodgers, Bryan


Participating in the social and civic life of communities is protectively associated with the onset and course of physical and mental disorders, and is considered important in achieving health promotion goals. Despite its importance in health research, there is no systematically developed measure of community participation. Our aim was to undertake the preliminary development of a community participation questionnaire, including validating it against an external reference, general psychological...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.12.009


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