Journal article

Emotional impacts of participation in an Australian national survey on mental health-related discrimination

Denise PW Tan, Amy J Morgan, Anthony F Jorm, Nicola J Reavley

Ethics & Behavior | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Institutional Review Boards have expressed concern that research into sensitive topics such as mental disorder will cause participants undue distress. This study investigated the emotional responses of 5,220 Australians to a survey on mental-health-related discrimination. Participants were interviewed about their mental health and experiences of discrimination across 10 life domains and then the emotional impacts of the survey. Results suggested that a minority experienced a negative reaction (2.8% felt depressed, 5.3% distressed, 9.5% reported intrusion on privacy, 2.5% regretted participation) in contrast to 88% reporting positive experiences. A mental health problem was associated with bo..

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