Outcome measurements with indigenous consumers

Nagel, Tricia, and Trauer, Tom (2010) Outcome measurements with indigenous consumers. In: Trauer, Tom, (ed.) Outcome Measurement in Mental Health: theory and practice. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 138-148.

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[Extract] The need to monitor outcomes is nowhere more pressing than in those areas where systems appear to be least effective. For Indigenous! peoples of Australia there has been delayed recognition of the dire mental health consequences of many aspects of colonization and development (Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, 1997, Calma, 2007). High suicide rates and community concern have begun to attract national attention and intervention after decades of procrastination (Zubrick et al., 1995, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2005, Brown and Brown, 2007). 'While some have argued that it is necessary to develop Indigenous-specific tools to assess status and outcomes with sufficient validity, others recognize the potential loss to Indigenous consumers if they are not included in the national datasets. However, comparability in the use of mainstream measures with Indigenous consumers is highly under-researched' (Haswell-Elkins et al., 2007).

Item ID: 16153
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-521-11834-7
Date Deposited: 19 May 2011 00:04
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes @ 50%
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