Robert D. Goldney

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OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of diabetes and depression and their associations with quality of life using a representative population sample. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The study consisted of a representative population sample of individuals aged > or = 15 years living in South Australia comprising 3,010 personal interviews(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and synthesise the findings from all randomised controlled trials that have examined the effectiveness of treatments of patients who have deliberately harmed themselves. DESIGN Systematic review of randomised controlled trials of psychosocial and physical treatments. Studies categorised according to type of treatment. When there was(More)
To determine the self reported prevalence of suicidal ideation in South Australia and to examine the relationship of suicidal ideation with a range of risk, social and demographic factors and related health issues using data collected in a risk factor surveillance system. Data were collected using a monthly risk factor surveillance system where each month a(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish excess costs associated with depression in South Australia, based on the prevalence of depression (from the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD)) and associated excess burden of depression (BoD) costs. METHOD Using data from the 1988 South Australian (SA) Health Omnibus Survey, a properly weighted cross-sectional(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify changes in the prevalence of major depression between 1998, 2004 and 2008 in South Australia. METHODS Face-to-face Health Omnibus surveys were conducted in 1998, 2004 and 2008 with approximately 3000 participants aged 15 years and over, who were random and representative samples of the South Australian population. Each survey used(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the attributable risk for suicidal ideation of depression and psychosocial and traumatic events in a random and representative population. METHOD Data were gathered from a random and representative sample of 2501 South Australians. Suicidal ideation and clinical depression were determined by the general health questionnaire (GHQ-28)(More)
The first three and a half years' operation of a psychiatric intensive care unit, based on the general hospital model, is described. This eight-bedded ward focusses on the treatment of the most acutely psychiatrically ill patients, and not on the forensic or custodial aspects of such units previously described. It has gained general acceptance within the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of psychotropic medication use in a South Australian population. METHODS Face-to-face interviews with a random and representative sample of the South Australian population (at least 15 years of age) living in metropolitan and rural areas between March and June 2004. RESULTS From 4700 households selected, 3015(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of depression among older adults in Australia. METHOD All general practitioners in Australia's five most populous states who satisfied certain eligibility criteria (e.g., sufficient weekly working hours, sufficient numbers of elderly patients) were invited to participate. Those who consented were asked to identify all(More)
BACKGROUND Mental health literacy refers to the knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders which aid their recognition, management and prevention. This study examined the mental health literacy and experience of depression in a random and representative community population. METHODS The experience of depression and mental health literacy of 3010(More)