Epidemiological cut-off feasibility study - June 2017

Overview

This project was commissioned to add to the field of research arising from the Mental Health in the Australian Defence Force: 2010 Australian Defence Force Mental Health Prevalence and Wellbeing Study (MHPWS).

One aim of the MHPWS was to refine methods for detecting mental health conditions in the Australian Defence Force population, including the use of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10).

This project explored further the potential for identifying specific K10 screening cut-offs to maximise early intervention, and K10 epidemiological cut-offs to accurately monitor prevalence of disorders over time, using Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) health survey data.

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