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  1. Do mental health surveys disturb ? Further evidence.

    Article - En anglais

    In a community survey of 873 persons aged 70 years or over, focusing on dementia, cognitive decline, depression, and current life circumstances, we included an enquiry into the emotional impact of the interview.

    A large majority reported at the end of the interview that it had no adverse effect on their emotional state.

    About 4% reported that it made them distressed, 1% that it depressed them, and 2% that it had intruded on their privacy.

    By contrast, 52% said it had made them feel good about themselves.

    Distress seemed to be largely related to performing poorly on cognitive tests.

    There is no information on the duration of these effects in the period following the interview.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Enquête, Dépistage, Entretien, Effet psychologique, Perception sociale, Santé mentale, Vieillard, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Inquiry, Medical screening, Interview, Psychological effect, Social perception, Mental health, Elderly, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0264688

    Code Inist : 002B18B04. Création : 199406.