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Assessing the needs of people with both problematic alcohol use and depression

Have you had to decide on early interventions and treatments for your problematic alcohol use AND depression?
Researchers are assessing the unmet needs for information and decision-making support amongst people with problematic alcohol use and comorbid depression

Decision-making about early interventions and treatments for people with problematic alcohol use together with depression can be challenging. Many people want to be active participants in their healthcare decisions, but at present we do not know the challenges faced by people with both depression and alcohol use problems when deciding on early interventions and treatments.

To this end, researchers are assessing the unmet needs for information and decision-making support amongst people with problematic alcohol use and comorbid depression.

As part of this study, you will complete an online survey, taking approximately 20 - 25 minutes to complete.

The survey includes questions asking about: i) you, ii) the types of treatment decisions you have made, iii) what challenges you faced making these decisions, and iv) ideas for resources to better support people like you making these decisions.

Eligibility

List of eligibility criteria:

i) People (18 years and over) with experience of problematic alcohol use TOGETHER WITH depression, who

ii) have ever had OR are now having to make a decision about their early intervention or treatment options for problematic alcohol use and comorbid (coexisting) depression. 

Ethics committee approval number: USYD HREC 2019/285 

How to participate

How to register interest:

1) Visit this website

2) Read over the Participant Information Sheet, complete the consent form, and online survey questions

Any questions or for further information contact Dr Alana Fisher:

02 8627 8268 or a.fisher@sydney.edu.au

Thank you for your consideration of this study.