Ruth A Parslow

Summary

Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for anxiety in children and adolescents
    Ruth Parslow
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:355-9. 2008
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Mental health scales and psychiatric diagnoses: responses to GHQ-12, K-10 and CIDI across the lifespan
    Daniel W O'Connor
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Affect Disord 121:263-7. 2010
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. 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...
  2. 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
    ....
  3. 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
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for anxiety in children and adolescents
    Ruth Parslow
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:355-9. 2008
    ..To review the evidence for the effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for anxiety disorders and situational anxiety in children and adolescents...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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)...
  8. doi request reprint Mental health scales and psychiatric diagnoses: responses to GHQ-12, K-10 and CIDI across the lifespan
    Daniel W O'Connor
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Affect Disord 121:263-7. 2010
    ..Before concluding that scales present a fairer picture of aged mental health, it is important to check if scores are inflated by items that might reflect normal involutional changes in cognition, energy and social role...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. doi request reprint Successful aging: development and testing of a multidimensional model using data from a large sample of older australians
    Ruth A Parslow
    Australian Institute of Primary Care and Aging, LaTrobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2077-83. 2011
    ..To develop a multidimensional statistical model that could assess the contribution of, and interrelationships between, measures likely to contribute to an individual's successful aging, defined as aging well across a number of dimensions...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint Differences in older people's responses to CIDI's depression screening and diagnostic questions may point to age-related bias
    Daniel W O'Connor
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Affect Disord 125:361-4. 2010
    ..As a check on age-related bias, we now compare responses to CIDI's depression screening questions with responses to subsequent, simpler questions about other depressive symptoms...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  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. 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...
  28. 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...