To provide an overview of the World Health Organization (WHO) International Consortium in Psychiatric Epidemiology (ICPE), to introduce the World Mental Health 2000 (WMH2000) Initiative and to discuss methodological issues that the ICPE is grappling with in planning the WMH2000 Initiative.
We review the history, mission and organization of the ICPE and the rationale behind the WMH2000 Initiative.
We review methodological research underlying major design and implementation decisions regarding the WMH2000 surveys.
The ICPE is an international consortium created to facilitate cross-national comparative epidemiological research using the WHO Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI).
The first-phase core ICPE surveys, which we are currently analysing, include over 33 000 interviews in seven countries, with an additional set of over 30000 interviews in seven countries ready to be added to the master file within the next year.
The WMH2000 Initiative will include a third series of CIDI surveys that include an anticipated 100000 additional interviews in 10 countries.
A series of complex methodological challenges confront us in designing and implementing the WMH2000 surveys. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Recherche, OMS, Epidémiologie, Trouble psychiatrique, Méthodologie, Echelon international, Enquête, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Research, WHO, Epidemiology, Mental disorder, Methodology, International scope, Survey, Mental health, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0127186
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 16/11/1999.