Researchers have identified a wide variety of secondary conditions that further limit the participation of adults with disabilities. Among these, mental health secondary conditions (i.e. depression, anger) are common and frequently limit community participation.
We developed a population-based community sample of rural adults with disabilities living in one of three rural communities in California, Kansas and Montana. We collected five waves of data on the mental health conditions experienced by these individuals using the Symptom Checklist 90-Revised.
Results indicated most of the symptom variation within each time period could be accounted for by participants’ ratings of their overall health status, depression and anxiety. We embedded a naturalistic study of a peer support intervention into this longitudinal study which can be found under Peer Support for Rural Mental Health.
- Project dates: 2010-2013
- Funded by: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Grant No.
- Principal staff: Craig Ravesloot, Ph.D., Tannis Hargrove, M.S., Bob Liston, Lillie Greiman, M.A., Tracy Boehm, M.P.H.
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