Mental health

Assessing the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) and the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI) and education about depression and anxiety amongst the older Chinese community in Australia

There is some evidence that people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds are at greater risk of depression than the general community. This study targets older Chinese immigrants, one of the largest and fastest growing groups in the CALD population.

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Telephone cognitive behaviour therapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease that affects almost one in seven Australians aged 40 or over. While there is no cure for the disease, there are measures that people can take to help them to breathe easier, stay out of hospital and improve their quality of life.

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The Assessment of Older People with dementia and depression of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds: A review of current practice and the development of guidelines for Victorian Aged Care Assessment Services

This project sought to improve assessment practice of Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS) for CALD clients in relation to dementia and depression.

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