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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Psychological and cognitive assessment of Indigenous Australians (2010)

Author

Dingwall KM, Cairney S

Publisher

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City

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Type

Journal article

 

Description

This article provides an evaluation of the psychological and cognitive assessments considered suitable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The article presents a review of various psychological, mental health, social and emotional wellbeing, and cognitive assessments that have been used in, or developed for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This article would be of use to mental health practitioners who want to gain a greater understanding of the assessment tools available to them when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The review also provides a basis from which further research can be undertaken on the development of a national approach for assessing mental health and cognitive functioning among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Contact details

Kylie M. Dingwall
Sheree Cairney
Menzies School of Health Research
John Mathews Building (Bldg 58)
Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
Rocklands Dve
Casuarina NT 0810
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187

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Last updated: 14 October 2011
 
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