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dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Matt
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Leanne
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-23T02:52:34Z
dc.date.available2018-10-23T02:52:34Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn18727123en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.psychres.2015.05.064en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/125127
dc.description.abstractAlthough Mental Health Literacy (MHL) has been a topic of substantial interest, measurement of this concept using a scale-based measure has been limited, including a lack of psychometric and methodologically robust scale-based measures of MHL. This study developed a new scale-based measure of MHL, the Mental Health Literacy Scale (MHLS), which assesses all attributes of MHL. Construction of the MHLS was done over three key stages, including measure development, pilot testing and assessment of psychometrics and methodological quality. The resulting measure is a 35 item, univariate scale that is easily administered and scored. Results showed significant differences in scores between mental health professionals and a community sample, as well as individuals with greater experience with mental health, and a significant positive relationship with help-seeking intentions. The MHLS also demonstrated good internal and test–retest reliability. Evaluation of the methodological quality of the MHLS indicated that it has substantial methodological advantages in comparison to existing scale-based measures of MHL. The MHLS can be used in assessing individual and population level differences in MHL and in determining the impact of programmes designed to improve MHL.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeIrelanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom511en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto516en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1-2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychiatry Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume229en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth, Clinical and Counselling Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170106en_US
dc.titleThe Mental Health Literacy Scale (MHLS): A new scale-based measure of mental health literacyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychologyen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Sports Medicine Australia. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.en_US
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