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Managing health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Actions taken for mental health concerns, health care use and avoidance by working age Australians

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posted on 10.12.2020, 02:38 by Daniel Griffiths, Alex Collie
This brief report describes actions taken by working age Australians to manage their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the use and avoidance of health services.

Participants enrolled in a prospective longitudinal cohort study on the health impacts of Australian adults experiencing work loss during the pandemic (COVID-19 Work and Health Study). We examined the association between psychological distress upon study enrolment, and data collected 1 month later (during 27 April - 26 July 2020) on health service use and avoidance, whether respondents had spoken to a health professional or other person about mental health concerns, and other actions taken to manage mental health.

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icare Foundation

Monash University

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