Mark Oakley Browne

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OBJECTIVE To explore the consequences of using the Short-Forum Health Survey (SF-12) and the RAND-12 Health Status Inventory (RAND-12) for estimation of associations between its component scores and the levels of well-being and psychological distress. METHODS Data from a rural community mental health survey of 5641 participants were analysed. Physical and(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the relationship between subjective well-being and sociodemographic factors, mental and physical health of a sample of rural residents. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey with stratified random sampling of persons based on the 2000 State Electoral Role. Questionnaire was forwarded to 23 000 residents throughout a rural area. SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND Depression amongst adolescents is a costly societal problem. Little research documents the effectiveness of public mental health services in mapping this problem. Further, it is not clear whether usual care in such services can be improved via clinician training in a relevant evidence based intervention. One such intervention, found to be(More)
This article is part of a new initiative in Evidence-based Mental Health, namely the serialisation of chapters of Clinical Evidence (a summary of the best available evidence on common clinical interventions updated regularly by the BMJ Publishing Group). This article is based on material presented in: Kumar S, Oakley-Browne M. Panic disorder. Clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE A recovery-based outreach program for people with severe mental illness in regional Victoria is described. The paper covers a description of the program, the services provided and outcomes achieved. The program emphasized active collaboration between patients and clinicians as outlined in the collaborative recovery model and recognized that(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to outline challenges and responses in providing a holistic approach to designing and delivering education to international medical graduates (IMGs) undertaking the role of consultant psychiatrists in a rural setting. This paper examines processes underpinning the educational framework with consideration to acculturation(More)
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