The article describes the objectives and design of a prospective study of the prevalence, incidence and course of psychiatric disorders in a representative sample of non-institutionalized Dutch adults.
A total of 7146 men and women aged 18-64, contacted through a multistage sample of municipalities and households, were interviewed at home in 1996.
The primary diagnostic instrument was the CIDI, which determines the lifetime occurrence of DSM-III-R disorders.
The disorders included were : mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia and other non-affective psychotic disorders, and dependence and abuse of psychoactive substances.
Follow-up measurements in the same sample were scheduled at 12 and 36 months.
The net response to the first measurement was 69.7%. Poststratification weightings were applied for gender, age, marital status and degree of urbanization.
Limitations and advantages of the study design are discussed.
Findings are reported elsewhere in this issue.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Prévalence, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Pays Bas, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Prevalence, Incidence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Netherlands, Europe, Human
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Cote : 99-0013642
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 31/05/1999.