R A Parslow

Summary

Affiliation: Australian National University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in factors affecting use of health services: an analysis of a community study of middle-aged and older Australians
    Ruth Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton 0200, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 59:2121-9. 2004
  2. pmc Mental health first aid responses of the public: results from an Australian national survey
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 5:9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Distress experienced by participants during an epidemiological survey of posttraumatic stress disorder
    R A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
    J Trauma Stress 13:465-71. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Pet ownership and health in older adults: findings from a survey of 2,551 community-based Australians aged 60-64
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Gerontology 51:40-7. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Associations between plasma antioxidants and hypertension in a community-based sample of 415 Australians aged 60-64
    R A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Hum Hypertens 19:219-26. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of prescription medications and complementary and alternative medicines to treat depressive and anxiety symptoms: results from a community sample
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 0200, Australia
    J Affect Disord 82:77-84. 2004
  7. pmc The impact of employee level and work stress on mental health and GP service use: an analysis of a sample of Australian government employees
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University ACTON ACT 0200 Australia
    BMC Public Health 4:41. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint An examination of seasonality experienced by Australians living in a continental temperate climate zone
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 2601, Australia
    J Affect Disord 80:181-90. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of medical services after participation in a community-based epidemiological health survey
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:311-7. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictors of partially met or unmet need reported by consumers of mental health services: an analysis of data from the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    R A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capitol Territory, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:455-63. 2001

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in factors affecting use of health services: an analysis of a community study of middle-aged and older Australians
    Ruth Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton 0200, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 59:2121-9. 2004
    ..Our findings do not support the hypothesis that in choosing to obtain medical care, women are more strongly influenced by non-health factors compared with men...
  2. pmc Mental health first aid responses of the public: results from an Australian national survey
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 5:9. 2005
    ..How they respond to that person (the mental health first aid response) may affect outcomes. However, there is no information on what members of the public might do in such circumstances...
  3. ncbi request reprint Distress experienced by participants during an epidemiological survey of posttraumatic stress disorder
    R A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
    J Trauma Stress 13:465-71. 2000
    ..We concluded that research interviews about PTSD may cause short-term distress, but found no evidence of long-term harm...
  4. ncbi request reprint Pet ownership and health in older adults: findings from a survey of 2,551 community-based Australians aged 60-64
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Gerontology 51:40-7. 2005
    ..However, findings of research on this topic have been mixed with a number of researchers reporting that, for older people, there is little or no health benefit associated with pet ownership...
  5. ncbi request reprint Associations between plasma antioxidants and hypertension in a community-based sample of 415 Australians aged 60-64
    R A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Hum Hypertens 19:219-26. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of prescription medications and complementary and alternative medicines to treat depressive and anxiety symptoms: results from a community sample
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 0200, Australia
    J Affect Disord 82:77-84. 2004
    ..Little is known about the extent to which individuals in the community use CAMs instead of, or in addition to, medications they have been prescribed, for anxiety and depressive symptoms...
  7. pmc The impact of employee level and work stress on mental health and GP service use: an analysis of a sample of Australian government employees
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University ACTON ACT 0200 Australia
    BMC Public Health 4:41. 2004
    ..This study sought to identify the extent to which employee level and work stressors were associated with mental health problems experienced by Australian government employees, and with their use of primary care services...
  8. ncbi request reprint An examination of seasonality experienced by Australians living in a continental temperate climate zone
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 2601, Australia
    J Affect Disord 80:181-90. 2004
    ..This paper identifies socio-demographic, psychological and personality factors associated with reporting higher levels of seasonality...
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of medical services after participation in a community-based epidemiological health survey
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:311-7. 2004
    ..This study investigated effects of such participation on numbers of health services used by a representative sample of 7485 Australians...
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictors of partially met or unmet need reported by consumers of mental health services: an analysis of data from the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    R A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capitol Territory, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:455-63. 2001
    ..Predictor factors included sociodemographic variables, psychological morbidity measures and type of health practitioner seen...
  11. ncbi request reprint Pet ownership and risk factors for cardiovascular disease: another look
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Med J Aust 179:466-8. 2003
    ..To test the claim that pet ownership reduces cardiovascular risk...
  12. ncbi request reprint Who uses mental health services in Australia? An analysis of data from the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    R A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton, Australian Capital Territory
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 34:997-1008. 2000
    ..This study sought to identify sociodemographic and psychological measures associated with utilisation of mental health services in Australia, using information collected through the 1997 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing...
  13. ncbi request reprint Improving Australians' depression literacy
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:S117-21. 2002
    ..Applying these strategies may give a stronger basis for improving depression literacy than previous initiatives...
  14. ncbi request reprint Predictors of types of help provided to people using services for mental health problems: an analysis of the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    R A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Eggleston Road, Acton, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:183-9. 2001
    ..We also sought to identify the extent to which sociodemographic factors, patterns of psychiatric morbidity and type of health practitioner seen were associated with receiving different types of mental health help...
  15. ncbi request reprint Actions taken to cope with depression at different levels of severity: a community survey
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Psychol Med 34:293-9. 2004
    ..Little is known about the actions taken by these people to reduce their symptoms. The present study aimed to assess, in a community sample, actions taken to cope with depression at different levels of psychological distress...
  16. ncbi request reprint The health effects of jobs: status, working conditions, or both?
    Rennie M D'Souza
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:222-8. 2005
    ..This study investigates whether the association of job strain and insecurity with health differs by status...
  17. ncbi request reprint The lesser evil: bad jobs or unemployment? A survey of mid-aged Australians
    Dorothy H Broom
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Canberra, Australian National University, ACT
    Soc Sci Med 63:575-86. 2006
    ..Thus, workplace and industrial relations policies that diminish worker autonomy and security may generate short-term economic gains, but place longer-term burdens on the health of employees and the health-care system...
  18. ncbi request reprint Affective disorders, anxiety disorders and psychological distress in non-drinkers
    Bryan Rodgers
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    J Affect Disord 99:165-72. 2007
    ..We aimed to determine the prevalence of affective and anxiety disorders (from the CIDI-A) in current abstainers and contrast results with findings for psychological distress (K10) in the same sample...
  19. ncbi request reprint Providing information about the effectiveness of treatment options to depressed people in the community: a randomized controlled trial of effects on mental health literacy, help-seeking and symptoms
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Psychol Med 33:1071-9. 2003
    ..To facilitate choices about treatment, the present study examined the effects of providing depressed people in the community with evidence on whether various treatment options work...
  20. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with young adults' obtaining general practitioner services
    Ruth Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University
    Aust Health Rev 25:109-18. 2002
    ..Strategies are also needed to encourage young men to seek general practitioner services when they are ill...
  21. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder: an exploratory study examining rates of trauma and PTSD and its effect on client outcomes in community mental health
    Irene M Howgego
    Academic Unit of Psychological Medicine, Australian National University, The Canberra Hospital, Australian Capital Territory 2605, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 5:21. 2005
    ..Potential factors contributing to increased levels of trauma/PTSD in this group of clients and the issue of causality between PTSD and subsequent mental illness was also explored...
  22. ncbi request reprint The brain reserve hypothesis, brain atrophy and aging
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Gerontology 53:82-95. 2007
    ..A variety of brain reserve hypotheses exist, and different empirical strategies have been employed to investigate these variants...
  23. ncbi request reprint Belief in dealing with depression alone: results from community surveys of adolescents and adults
    Anthony F Jorm
    ORYGEN Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia
    J Affect Disord 96:59-65. 2006
    ..Community surveys have found that some people believe that it is better to deal with depression alone rather than seek help. However, there has been little research into the characteristics of this group...
  24. ncbi request reprint The warpy thoughts scale: a new 20-item instrument to measure dysfunctional attitudes
    Ruth A Parslow
    ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC, Australia
    Cogn Behav Ther 35:106-16. 2006
    ..39 and 0.40, respectively) and explained up to one-fifth of the variance of these mental health measures. Further validation of the WTS against other measures of dysfunctional thoughts is required...
  25. ncbi request reprint An instrument to measure engagement in life: factor analysis and associations with sociodemographic, health and cognition measures
    Ruth A Parslow
    ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Gerontology 52:188-98. 2006
    ..It has been proposed that active engagement with life may protect against cognitive decline. However, existing instruments for measuring life engagement have covered limited domains...
  26. ncbi request reprint Association of obesity with anxiety, depression and emotional well-being: a community survey
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, 0200
    Aust N Z J Public Health 27:434-40. 2003
    ..To investigate the association of obesity with anxiety, depression and emotional well-being (positive and negative affect) in three age groups...
  27. ncbi request reprint Depression in mild cognitive impairment in a community sample of individuals 60-64 years old
    Rajeev Kumar
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 18:471-80. 2006
    ..The data presented here are from the first wave of the longitudinal Personality and Total Health Through Life 60+ (PATH 60+) Project...
  28. ncbi request reprint Associations of pre-trauma attributes and trauma exposure with screening positive for PTSD: analysis of a community-based study of 2,085 young adults
    Ruth A Parslow
    ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Locked Bag 10, Parkville, Victoria, AustraliaCentre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton, ACT, Australia
    Psychol Med 36:387-95. 2006
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Clinical and neuroimaging correlates of mild cognitive impairment in a middle-aged community sample: the personality and total health through life 60+ study
    Rajeev Kumar
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, Australia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 21:44-50. 2006
    ..Structural neuroimaging may not have an added advantage in the detection of MCI in middle-aged community-dwelling subjects. It may be that this age group is too young for such brain changes to be identified...
  30. ncbi request reprint Within-occasion intraindividual variability and preclinical diagnostic status: is intraindividual variability an indicator of mild cognitive impairment?
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Neuropsychology 19:309-17. 2005
    ..Follow-up of the cohort in 4 years will yield data on the prospective validity of variability as a risk factor for impairment...
  31. ncbi request reprint Relationship of homocysteine, folic acid and vitamin B12 with depression in a middle-aged community sample
    Perminder S Sachdev
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Psychol Med 35:529-38. 2005
    ..The results from epidemiological studies are mixed and largely from elderly populations...
  32. ncbi request reprint Potential for community programs to prevent depression in older people
    Michael J Bird
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:S107-10. 2002
    ..We propose three broad but interacting prevention methods: increasing literacy about late-life depression, exercise, and dietary supplements...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for anxiety disorders
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Building 63, Eggleston Road, Acton, ACT 0200, Australia
    Med J Aust 181:S29-46. 2004
    ..To review the evidence for the effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for anxiety disorders...
  34. ncbi request reprint Pretrauma and posttrauma neurocognitive functioning and PTSD symptoms in a community sample of young adults
    Ruth A Parslow
    University of Melbourne, ORYGEN Research Centre, Locked Bag 10, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Am J Psychiatry 164:509-15. 2007
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Tobacco use after experiencing a major natural disaster: analysis of a longitudinal study of 2063 young adults
    Ruth A Parslow
    ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Addiction 101:1044-50. 2006
    ..To identify the extent to which tobacco use is affected by experience of a natural disaster and resulting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for depression in children and adolescents
    Anthony F Jorm
    ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Med J Aust 185:368-72. 2006
    ..To review the evidence for the effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for depression in children and adolescents...