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Common mental disorders in Koori men: facilitating case finding and continuity of care
This 12-month study by the Department of Rural and Indigenous Health at Monash University had three aims. These were to:
- test the concept of a Koori Men's Health Day as a way to enhance case-finding for Koori men with common mental disorders (CMD) (e.g. depression and anxiety), and to test the usefulness of encouraging these men into treatment
- identify and address factors that affect the continuity of care for Koori men who have commenced treatment for CMD
- test if CMD treatment results in a perceived improvement in general health and wellbeing for participants.
The project, which ran until September 2012, is co-funded by beyondblue and the Department of Rural and Indigenous Health at Monash University. Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation and Latrobe Regional Hospital Mental Health Services also collaborated to implement the project.
Abstract adapted from beyondblue and Monash University Department of Rural and Indigenous Health
Dr Anton Isaacs
Monash University Department of Rural and Indigenous Health (MUDRIH)
Ph: (03) 5128 1012
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