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This article describes the development of an Aboriginal mental health screening instrument. The research objectives, methods of development, and results are discussed. The research results include the production of a culturally appropriate instrument for screening and assessing mental health problems in the Aboriginal population.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
Indigenous and non-Indigenous mental health practitioners may find this article of interest as it discusses the developmental process of an Aboriginal mental health screening instrument. The information in this article will be particularly useful for mental health practitioners with Aboriginal clients who are seeking a culturally appropriate instrument to screen for various mental health problems.
W/Prof Aleksandar Janca
School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
The University of Western Australia (M571)
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Ph: (08) 9224 0293
Fax: (08) 9224 0285