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Prediction of future episodes of depression in primary medical care : development of a risk factor profile

Objectif

Depression is a major public health problem in Europe. There is currently no method of predicting onset and maintenance of depression.

We aim to
1) develop and validate a multi-factor European risk score, with an estimated specificity and sensitivity of 70%, for use by GPs to predict the onset and maintenance of depression and;
2) explore the risk for the onset and maintenance of episodes of depression among primary care attenders in seven European countries.

895 consecutive attenders aged 18-75 will be recruited from urban and rural general practices in each country. Information on any current depression as well as a number of likely risk factors for depression will be collected at baseline and 6 and 12 months later. A multi-factor risk score, analogous to those used in the prediction of cardiac events, will be developed to assess principal risk factors for future onset and duration of depression.

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Régime de financement

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

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UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA
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Polsanski Nasip 58
1000 Ljubljana
Slovénie

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Participants (4)

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Espagne
Adresse
Avda De Madrid, 11
18071 Granada

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UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Adresse
Calcada Da Tapada, 155
1300-049 Lisboa

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UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE UTRECHT
Pays-Bas
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Heidelberglaan 100
3508 GA Utrecht

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UNIVERSITY OF TARTU
Estonie
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L. Puusepa 1a
50406 Tartu

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