Prevalence and treatment of insomnia in general practice : a longitudinal study.
The aim of the study was to assess prevalence and treatment modalities of insomnia in general practice.
To investigate the course of insomnia, a longitudinal study design was adopted.
Two thousand five hundred and twelve patients (age 18-65 years) were investigated with a questionnaire in general practice. (T1).
Four months later (T2) and again 2 years later (T3) a questionnaire was sent to all patients who had complained about severe insomnia at the time of the first inquiry.
To assess insomnia, operationalized diagnostic criteria were applied (DSM-III-R).
Eighteen point seven percent suffered from severe, 12.2% suffered from moderate and 15% suffered from mild insomnia.
In the course of 2 years insomnia appeared as a chronic health problem.
Mots-clés Pascal : Insomnie, Trouble sommeil, Diagnostic, Prescription médicale, Benzodiazépine dérivé, Hypnotique, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Questionnaire, Enquête, Allemagne, Europe, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Soin santé primaire, Médecin généraliste, Etude longitudinale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Insomnia, Sleep disorder, Diagnosis, Medical prescription, Benzodiazepine derivatives, Hypnotic, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Questionnaire, Inquiry, Germany, Europe, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Primary health care, General practitioner, Follow up study, Human
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Cote : 93-0464709
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 199406.