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Title: Physical and mental health perspectives of first year undergraduate rural university students
Contributor(s): Hussain, Rafat  (author); Guppy, Michelle  (author)orcid ; Robertson, Suzanne  (author); Temple, Elizabeth  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-848Open Access Link
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Abstract: University students are often perceived to have a privileged position in society and considered immune to ill-health and disability. There is growing evidence that a sizeable proportion experience poor physical health, and that the prevalence of psychological disorders is higher in university students than their community peers. This study examined the physical and mental health issues for first year Australian rural university students and their perception of access to available health and support services.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: BMC Public Health, v.13, p. 1-11
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1471-2458
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111712 Health Promotion
111717 Primary Health Care
111716 Preventive Medicine
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420603 Health promotion
420304 General practice
420317 Patient safety
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920410 Mental Health
920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
920401 Behaviour and Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200409 Mental health
200407 Health status (incl. wellbeing)
200401 Behaviour and health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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