Investigating self-reported health behaviors in Australian adults with mental illness

David Scott, Brenda Happell, Sheree Strange, Chris Platania-Phung

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To investigate self-reported health behaviors among Australian adults with mental illness, 1,935 Australian adults completed an online survey including the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale and instruments assessing health behaviors in October 2011. Participants with moderate or higher psychological distress reported significantly lower weekly physical activity levels (p =.024), daily fruit (p =.001) and vegetable (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-65
Number of pages6
JournalBehavioral Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • diet
  • mental illness
  • physical activity
  • psychological distress
  • substance use

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