MENTAL HEALTH, JOB QUALITY AND WORKFORCE PARTICIPATION: EVIDENCE FROM POPULATION HEALTH RESEARCH TO ADDRESS COMPLEX PROBLEMS AND CONFLICTING POLICIES
Grant number: FT130101444 | Funding period: 2016 - 2018
Mental disorders such as depression are a major cause of disability. Improving mental health can increase productivity and workforce participation. However, the psychosocial quality of work is a factor that overlays the relationship between work and health. Poor quality work (for example, unreasonable time pressure, insecurity) increases the risk of poor mental health, absenteeism, and exit from the workforce. This project will analyse data following people over time to investigate the long-term health and employment consequences of poor psychosocial job quality, and consider the special case of mature age workers. It will identify those individuals at greatest risk, and factors that can buf..View full description
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Cumulative impact of high job demands, low job control and high job insecurity on midlife depression and anxiety: a prospective cohort study of Australian employees.
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OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of evidence concerning the prospective effect of cumulative exposure to psychosocial job stressors over..
Identifying long-term psychological distress from single measures: evidence from a nationally representative longitudinal survey of the Australian population.
J Welsh, RJ Korda, E Banks, L Strazdins, G Joshy, P Butterworth
BACKGROUND: Single time-point assessments of psychological distress are often used to indicate chronic mental health problems, but..
Equivalency of the diagnostic accuracy of the PHQ-8 and PHQ-9: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis.
Yin Wu, Brooke Levis, Kira E Riehm, Nazanin Saadat, Alexander W Levis, Marleine Azar, Danielle B Rice, Jill Boruff, Pim Cuijpers, Simon Gilbody, John PA Ioannidis, Lorie A Kloda, Dean McMillan, Scott B Patten, Ian Shrier, Roy C Ziegelstein, Dickens H Akena, Bruce Arroll, Liat Ayalon, Hamid R Baradaran
BACKGROUND: Item 9 of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) queries about thoughts of death and self-harm, but not suicidalit..
Shortening self-report mental health symptom measures through optimal test assembly methods: Development and validation of the Patient Health Questionnaire-Depression-4
M Ishihara, D Harel, B Levis, AW Levis, KE Riehm, N Saadat, M Azar, DB Rice, TA Sanchez, MJ Chiovitti, P Cuijpers, S Gilbody, JPA Ioannidis, LA Kloda, D McMillan, SB Patten, I Shrier, B Arroll, CH Bombardier, P Butterworth
Background: The objective of this study was to develop and validate a short form of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), a ..
Early Onset of Distress Disorders and High-School Dropout: Prospective Evidence From a National Cohort of Australian Adolescents
Peter Butterworth, Liana S Leach
Prior research examining whether depression and anxiety lead to high-school dropout has been limited by a reliance on retrospectiv..
Using Longitudinal Survey Data to Estimate Mental Health Related Transitions to a Disability Pension: Analysis of an Australian Household Panel Study
Timothy P Schofield, Kim M Kiely, Arnstein Mykletun, Samuel B Harvey, Peter Butterworth
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the association between mental ill-health and subsequent receipt of a disability pension in Austral..
Within-person analysis of welfare transitions in a longitudinal panel survey reveals change in mental health service use
C Pymont, TP Schofield, P Butterworth
Background: While international research shows that receipt of welfare benefits is associated with poor mental health, less is kno..
Psychological distress and ischaemic heart disease: cause or consequence? Evidence from a large prospective cohort study
Jennifer Welsh, Rosemary J Korda, Grace Joshy, Peter Butterworth, Alex Brown, Emily Banks
BACKGROUND: Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) incidence is elevated in people reporting psychological distress. The extent to which th..
Is the prevalence of mental illness increasing in Australia? Evidence from national health surveys and administrative data, 2001-2014
Samuel B Harvey, Mark Deady, Min-Jung Wang, Arnstein Mykletun, Peter Butterworth, Helen Christensen, Philip B Mitchell
OBJECTIVES: To assess changes in the prevalence rates of probable common mental disorders (CMDs) and in rates of disability suppor..
Socio-Economic Position and Suicidal Ideation in Men
Jane Pirkis, Dianne Currier, Peter Butterworth, Allison Milner, Anne Kavanagh, Holly Tibble, Jo Robinson, Matthew J Spittal
People in low socio-economic positions are over-represented in suicide statistics and are at heightened risk for non-fatal suicida..
A method of identifying health-based benchmarks for psychosocial risks at work: A tool for risk assessment
Su Mon Kyaw-Myint, Lyndall Strazdins, Mark Clements, Peter Butterworth, Lou Gallagher
Objectives We present a novel approach to identify critical exposure levels or heath-based benchmarks of job control using the ben..
Health or harm? A cohort study of the importance of job quality in extended workforce participation by older adults
Jennifer Welsh, Lyndall Strazdins, Sara Charlesworth, Carol T Kulik, Peter Butterworth
BACKGROUND: As people are living longer, they are being encouraged to work longer. While it is assumed that extended employment wi..
An examination of the long-term impact of job strain on mental health and wellbeing over a 12-year period
Richard A Burns, Peter Butterworth, Kaarin J Anstey
OBJECTIVES: Job strain has been implicated in a range of employee health outcomes including psychiatric health. Much of the litera..
Western diet is associated with a smaller hippocampus: a longitudinal investigation
Felice N Jacka, Nicolas Cherbuin, Kaarin J Anstey, Perminder Sachdev, Peter Butterworth
BACKGROUND: Recent meta-analyses confirm a relationship between diet quality and both depression and cognitive health in adults. W..
The Symbol Digit Modalities Test: Normative Data from a Large Nationally Representative Sample of Australians
Kim M Kiely, Peter Butterworth, N Watson, Mark Wooden
Data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey were used to calculate weighted norms for the writ..
Factors associated with the timing and onset of cannabis use and cannabis use disorder: Results from the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being
Peter Butterworth, Tim Slade, Louisa Degenhardt
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: To investigate the predictors of both initiation of cannabis use and transition to cannabis use disorder (C..
Temporal effects of separation on suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Philip J Batterham, A Kate Fairweather-Schmidt, Peter Butterworth, Alison L Calear, Andrew J Mackinnon, Helen Christensen
Divorce has been identified as a risk factor for suicide. However, little research has been conducted on the time trajectory of th..