Discrimination reported by older adults living with mental health conditions: types, contexts and association with healthcare barriers
Jeromey B Temple, Bianca Brijnath, Joanne Enticott, Ariane Utomo, Ruth Williams, Margaret Kelaher
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology: the international journal for research in social and genetic epidemiology and mental health services | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVE: Australian policy-making needs better information on the prevalence, context and types of discrimination reported by people living with mental health conditions and the association of exposure to discrimination with experiencing a barrier to accessing healthcare. METHODS: Secondary data analysis using the national representative General Social Survey 2014 to examine discrimination and healthcare barriers. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine the association between discrimination and barriers to healthcare. RESULTS: Around 10% of older adults without mental health conditions reported an instance of discrimination in the last 12 months, compared to 22-25% of those ..View full abstract
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) made data for this study available to the authors. The Australian Research Council's (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CE1101029) funds author 1. The opinions expressed herein do not reflect those of the ABS or ARC.