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Title: Bushfires in Australia - Assessing the impact of the 2019-2020 bushfires on the mental health of affected individuals
Contributor(s): Durkin, Joanne  (project team member)orcid ; Usher, Kim  (creator)orcid ; Bhullar, Navjot  (project team member)orcid 
Publication Date: 2021-03-09
DOI: 10.25952/053q-px65
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Abstract/Context: The dataset consists of an online survey conducted Qualtrics seeking to report on the mental health impacts of the survivors of the 2019-20 Australian bushfires. The survey assessed post-traumatic stress and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress among the bushfires survivors of Back Summer bushfires. The study participants reported moderate symptoms of depression and stress, and severe levels of anxiety. Additionally, participants reported moderate levels experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress, such as having intrusive thoughts and symptoms of avoidance and hyperarousal. Despite the resilience of many individuals, others remain affected by the event and there is evidence there may be longer term mental health consequences of the bushfires for some people. Given these findings it is imperative that mental health services be readily available for people in the bushfire affected areas. The dataset is in SPSS format.
Publication Type: Dataset
Fields of Research (FOR): 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390110 Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 920410 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200409 Mental health
Keywords: Bushfire
Mental Health
Location: Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
HERDC Category Description: X Dataset
Description: Data will be made available upon reasonable request.
Project: Bushfires in Australia - Assessing the impact of the 2019-2020 bushfires on the mental health of affected individuals
Dataset Managed By: Kim Usher
Rights Holder: Kim Usher
Rights Statement: Data will be made available upon reasonable request.
Dataset Stored at: University of New England
Primary Contact Details: Kim Usher -
Dataset Custodian Details: Kim Usher -
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