Nutrition and mental health research in Australia and New Zealand: A review of progress and directions for the future

Porter, Judi and Evans, Sherryn 2008, Nutrition and mental health research in Australia and New Zealand: A review of progress and directions for the future, Nutrition and dietetics, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 6-9.

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Title Nutrition and mental health research in Australia and New Zealand: A review of progress and directions for the future
Author(s) Porter, Judi
Evans, Sherryn
Journal name Nutrition and dietetics
Volume number 65
Issue number 1
Start page 6
End page 9
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Publication date 2008-03
ISSN 1446-6368
1747-0080
Keyword(s) mental health
mental illness
Summary This review summarises nutrition and mental health research in Australia and New Zealand between 1986 and 2006. The method used to identify papers for inclusion was a search of computerised databases: Medline, Cinahl and Meditext 1986–2006, with subsequent bibliographical review. Key search words were nutrition, diet, mental disorder, mental illness, weight, physical health, Australia and New Zealand. Inclusion criteria included: English language, original data in peer reviewed journals, and examination of some component of nutrition in people with a mental illness. The review of thirteen papers found that the evidence base for dietetic practice in mental health has developed through small assessment and interventional research, often with multidisciplinary collaboration. Future research should include quality and outcome measures with intersectoral partnerships. Dietitians are well positioned to lead and participate in mental health research and to implement research findings to improve the nutritional status of this vulnerable group.
Language eng
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017743

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