Mental health status of a Latin American community in New South Wales.

  title={Mental health status of a Latin American community in New South Wales.},
  author={Robert D. McDonald and C Vechi and Jennifer A. Bowman and Robert W. Sanson-Fisher},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  volume={30 4},
OBJECTIVE To determine the levels and predictors of psychological distress within a Latin American community in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. METHOD Participants (n = 184) were interviewed in their homes by a bilingual interviewer using a specially prepared questionnaire and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12). RESULTS Of the 13 independent variables examined, two demographic and two immigrant-related variables were significantly associated with an above-threshold… CONTINUE READING

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