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Mental health disability : a european assessment in the year 2000

Objective

Data on disability burden of mental disorders in Europe are incomplete and lack comparability. The project will :
a) estimate the prevalence and risk factors of mental disorders,
b) assess their impact on disability and handicap and
c) evaluate the utilisation of mental health services in 4 European countries. Representative samples (n=6000 per country) will be assessed with standardised, cross-culturally appropriate instruments. Co-ordinated analyses and rigorous quality control will ensure validity and comparability of results. Informative differences in prevalence rates and associated risk factors of mental disorders are expected. After adjustment, sizeable differences between countries in utilisation patterns of mental health services and level of unmet need for care are expected. After dissemination to relevant audiences in Europe, results will improve monitoring of mental health reforms and provide new research hypotheses.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FUNDACIO IMIM
Address
Carrer Del Doctor Aiguader 80
08003 Barcelona
Spain

Participants (6)

Head of the Unit of Foodborne Zoonoses and Veterinary Epidemiology
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Rome
SANT JOAN DE DEU, SERVEIS DE SALUT MENTAL
Spain
Address
Sarrià, 13-15
08850 Gava
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM PLC
United Kingdom
Address
New Horizons Court
TW8 9EP Brentford
TRIMBOS INSTITUTE - NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION
Netherlands
Address
Da Costakade 45
3500 AS Utrecht
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
PF 100920 Leipzig
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester