E-Mental health in South Australia: Impact of age, gender and region of residence

Keane, M. C., Roeger, L. S., Allison, S. and Reed, R. L. (2013) E-Mental health in South Australia: Impact of age, gender and region of residence. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19 4: 331-335. doi:10.1071/PY13027

Author Keane, M. C.
Roeger, L. S.
Allison, S.
Reed, R. L.
Title E-Mental health in South Australia: Impact of age, gender and region of residence
Journal name Australian Journal of Primary Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1448-7527
Publication date 2013-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/PY13027
Open Access Status
Volume 19
Issue 4
Start page 331
End page 335
Total pages 5
Place of publication Collingwood, VIC, Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Language eng
Subject 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
2719 Health Policy
Abstract Respondents to the 2008 South Australian Health Omnibus survey (n≤2996) indicated whether, in the previous 12 months, they had searched for information on the Internet relating to emotional issues such as depression, anxiety or relationship problems. Logistic regression was used to examine the penetration of e-mental health in rural and metropolitan areas (region of residence), and determine if other demographic variables (age group, gender) also impacted on the likelihood of an individual reporting that they had used the Internet to obtain such information. Overall, 9% of respondents reported that they had used the Internet for this purpose. The multivariate model was significant, F(11, 2985)≤4.82, P<0.0001, with middle-aged rural females most likely to report doing so (18.1%), whereas older rural males were least likely to report doing so (2.2.%). These findings have important implications for the design of e-mental health promotional programs that provide information and interventions to improve mental health.
Keyword health equality
rural health
service provision
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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