Thesis / Dissertation

How do socio-economic characteristics influence the effect of disability acquisition on mental health? An analysis of effect modification and mediation

Zoe Lisa Aitken, Anne Kavanagh (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Background People with disabilities in Australia experience poorer mental health than people without disability. However, the mechanisms by which disability leads to poor mental health are inadequately understood. This PhD thesis aims to form a better understanding of how people’s socio-economic circumstances influence the effect of disability acquisition on mental health. Elucidating the causal mechanisms underpinning this relationship will inform the development of effective public health and social policies to improve the mental health of people with disabilities. Methods I used data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey – a large nationally representative lo..

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