Journal article

A smart-phone intervention to address mental health stigma in the construction industry: A two-arm randomised controlled trial

A Milner, PCF Law, C Mann, T Cooper, K Witt, AD LaMontagne

SSM-POPULATION HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: High levels of self-stigma are associated with a range of adverse mental health, treatment, and functional outcomes. This prospective study examined the effects of an electronic mental health stigma reduction intervention on self-stigma (self-blame, shame, and help-seeking inhibition) among male construction workers in Australia. Method: Male construction workers (N = 682) were randomly assigned to receive either the intervention condition or the wait list control over a six-week period. Self-stigma was assessed using the Self-Stigma of Depression Scale at post-intervention. We conducted linear regression to assess the effectiveness of the intervention on self-stigma, adjusting f..

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