A randomised controlled trial of an online peer support intervention for reducing symptoms of depression among community-dwelling older adults living in rural Australia [ 2018 - 2021 ]

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Researchers: Prof Robert Sanson-Fisher (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Frans Henskens Dr Allison Boyes

Brief description Maintaining social connections as an individual ages is important to mental health. Older Australians living in rural areas are particularly at risk of social isolation, which may increase their likelihood of experiencing depression. The aim of this study is to develop and test the effectiveness of an online community in reducing depression among older Australians living in regional and rural adults. If effective, this study will provide a useful platform to combat social isolation.

Funding Amount $AUD 503,180.36

Funding Scheme Targeted Calls

Notes Depression anxiety and suicide among elderly Australians

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