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Validation of a culturally specific measure to identify depression in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

 

Overview

This project aims to validate an existing culturally appropriate interview tool for screening of depression in Indigenous primary health care patients.

The study will assess the efficacy of the existing nine-item patient health questionnaire (aPHQ-9), alone, and in combination with seven additional questions, against the MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) 6.0.0. Five-hundred Indigenous men and women attending primary health care services in the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania will take part.

This project is an initiative of The George Institute for Global Health in partnership with Menzies School of Health Research, the Brain Mind and Research Institute, Charles Darwin University, Queensland Health and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

Funding for the project is from the National Health and Medical Research Institute and the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.

Abstract adapted from The George Institute for Global Health

Contacts

Associate Professor Maree Hackett
Project Lead
Head, Mental Health and Chronic Disease Program
George Institute for Global Health
Level 13, 321 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9993 4593
Ph: (02) 9657 0300
Fax: (02) 9657 0301
Email: info@georgeinstitute.org

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Last updated: 20 May 2014
 
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