Powers, Jennifer R.; Dobson, Annette; Berry, Helen; Graves, Anna M.; Hanigan, Ivan; Loxton, Deborah
Objective: To evaluate the impact of drought on the mental health of rural Australian women and those in vulnerable sub-populations: women who were more isolated, poorer and less educated; and women who had histories of chronic disease or poor mental health. Methods: Surveys were mailed in 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2008 to 6,664 women born between 1946 and1951 who were participating in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. The surveys included the Mental Health Index of the...[Show more]
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