Journal article

Cultural adaptation of the mental health first aid guidelines for depression used in English-speaking countries for China: a Delphi expert consensus study

Shurong Lu, Wenjing Li, Brian Oldenburg, Yan Wang, Anthony F Jorm, Yanling He, Nicola J Reavley

BMC PSYCHIATRY | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Most people who meet the criteria for a diagnosis of depression in China do not receive treatment. Family and friends can play a role in recognising the signs of depression and encouraging the person to seek treatment. However, many of them may lack the knowledge and skills to offer such help. The aim of this study was to culturally adapt the existing English-language mental health first aid (MHFA) guidelines for helping a person with depression to the Chinese context. METHODS: A Delphi expert consensus study was conducted, in which two Chinese expert panels of mental health professionals (with experience in the field of clinical management of depression, n = 37) and consumers an..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Grant (APP1142395).