VeCHAT: Proof of concept study on screening, managing, and monitoring veterans’ health and wellbeing.
Amount awarded: $99,530
Research duation: 24 months
The research will assess the acceptability, feasibility, and utility of VeCHAT, an electronic Case-finding and Help Assessment Tool that has been modified for use with contemporary NZ veterans. VeCHAT is a self-completed electronic holistic screening tool for substance misuse, gambling, anger control, physical inactivity, depression, anxiety, exposure to abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and includes an assessment of whether help is wanted.
Research aims to:
- assess the acceptability, feasibility and utility of VeCHAT;
- gain NZ-specific data on the prevalence of mental health issues and lifestyle risk factors in the NZ contemporary veteran population
- inform future service delivery and policy.