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Measuring cognitive and social emotional wellbeing outcomes for Indigenous substance abusers (2009)

Author

Dingwall K, Cairney S

Publisher

Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

City

N/A

Type

Conference presentation

 

Description

This conference presentation focuses on the issue of substance use as it relates to the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The presentation contains information on culturally appropriate tests or tools for cognitive function and mental health issues, that have been developed. Included in the presentation are results from the validation (evidence that shows that the tool is sound or good for assessing cognitive functions) of the tool.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This presentation contains information on culturally appropriate cognitive assessment tools that health professionals could use when working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander clients who have a mental health issue which may have occured from substance misuse.

Contact details

Menzies School of Health Research
Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital
Tiwi NT 0810
20 Catterthun Street
Winnellie NT 0811
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187

Kylie Dingwall
Email: kylie.dingwall@menzies.edu.au

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Last updated: 30 November 2011
 
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