Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: Depression literacy among Australians of Chinese-speaking background in Melbourne, Australia | Wong et al. BMC Psychiatry 2010 10 7 http 1471-244X 10 7 BMC Psychiatry RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Depression literacy among Australians of Chinese-speaking background in Melbourne Australia Fu Keung Daniel Wong 1 Yuk Kit Angus Lam2 Ada Poon3 Abstract Background This study investigated the knowledge of depression and preference for professional help medications and treatment methods among Australians of Chinese-speaking background and the perceptions of this population of the causes of mental illness. Methods Adopting a cluster convenience sampling method the study recruited 200 Chinese-speaking subjects from four major areas in metropolitan Melbourne where many Chinese live. The respondents were presented with a vignette describing an individual with depression and then asked questions to assess their understanding of depression and preference for professional help medications and treatment methods. A comparative approach was used to compare the findings with those of a previous study of the mental health literacy of Australian and Japanese adults. Results Compared to the Australian and Japanese samples a much lower percentage of Chinese-speaking Australians 14 could correctly identify major depression described in the vignette and a higher percentage believed that counseling professionals could be helpful. Higher percentages of those who believed that close family members could be helpful were found in the Chinese-speaking Australian and Japanese samples and these two groups also expressed more uncertainty about the usefulness or harmfulness of certain medications compared to the Australian sample. Higher percentages of respondents in both the Chinese-speaking Australian and the Australian sample considered lifestyle changes to be helpful compared to the Japanese sample. In the Chinesespeaking sample 30 33 and 27 of the respondents rated traditional Chinese medicine doctors Chinese herbal medications taking Chinese nutritional foods .