Anxiety in Later Life - Screening and Intervention Study

  • Robinson, Tracy (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Hills, Sharon (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hills, Danny (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Around one million older Australians may experience anxiety but it is under detected and under treated. We will build on the success of a feasibility trial conducted in the ACT and Victoria, of general practice nurse screening for clinically significant symptoms of anxiety (CSSA) in older people. We will develop and test a structured relaxation / mindfulness intervention for older people with CSSA, to be implemented by nurses in general practices. We expect that this novel research will aid in developing the acceptability of nurse led interventions in general practice and provide positive mental health outcomes for the many older Australians with CSSA.
Short titleAnxiety in Later Life
Effective start/end date1/03/181/03/19