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Men, Hearts and Minds

 

Overview

This study spent four years capturing the manifestations and expressions of stress and depression in Aboriginal men in Central Australia, in order to explore the contribution of psychosocial factors to heart disease and its risk factors.

Researchers conducted a cross-sectional assessment of 189 Aboriginal men in and around Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory (NT).

The study was led by Alex Brown at Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute.

Abstract adapted from National Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisation

Contacts

Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute Central Australia
W & E Rubuntja Building, Alice Springs Hospital Campus, Gap Road
Alice Springs NT 0870
PO Box 1294
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8959 0111
Fax: (08) 8952 1557
Email: reception@baker.edu.au

Professor Alex Brown
Leader, Aboriginal Research Unit
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
Phone: (08) 8128 4210
Email: alex.brown@sahmri.com

Related publications

Brown A, Mentha R, Howard M, Rowley K, Reilly R, Paquet C, O'Dea K (2016)

Men, hearts and minds: developing and piloting culturally specific psychometric tools assessing psychosocial stress and depression in central Australian Aboriginal men.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 51(2): 211–223

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Last updated: 5 April 2017
 
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