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dc.contributor.authorKavalidou, Katerina
dc.contributor.authorMcPhedran, Samara
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diego
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T01:30:43Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T01:30:43Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.date.modified2014-04-16T23:09:47Z
dc.identifier.issn1448-7527
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/PY13077
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/58601
dc.description.abstractSuicide in Australian rural communities has received significant attention from researchers, health practitioners and policymakers. Farmers and agricultural workers have been a focus of particular interest, especially in relation to levels of help seeking for mental health concerns. A less explored area, however, is the level of contact that Australian farming and agriculture workers who die by suicide have had with health providers for physical, rather than mental, health conditions. It is often assumed that farmers and agricultural workers have lower levels of contact with health care services than other rural residents, although this assumption has not been well tested. Using data from the Queensland Suicide Register, this paper describes levels of contact with health care providers in the 3 months before death by suicide among men in farming and agriculture occupations and other occupations in rural Queensland. No significant differences were found in farming and agricultural workers' levels of contact with a general practitioner when compared with other rural men in Queensland. The current findings lend weight to the view that rural general practitioners represent an important intervention point for farming and agriculture workers at risk of suicide (whether or not those individuals exhibit accompanying psychiatric illness).
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherC S I R O Publishing
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom102
dc.relation.ispartofpageto105
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Primary Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMental Health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111714
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleFarmers' contact with health care services prior to suicide: evidence for the role of general practitioners as an intervention point
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Prevention
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDe Leo, Diego
gro.griffith.authorKavalidou, Alkaterini
gro.griffith.authorMcPhedran, Samara


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