Home News About Us Contact Contributors Disclaimer Privacy Policy Help FAQ

Home
Search
Quick Search
Advanced
Fulltext
Browse
Collections
Persons
My eDoc
Session History
Login
Name:
Password:
Documentation
Help
Support Wiki
Direct access to
document ID:


          Institute: MPI für Psychiatrie     Collection: Publikationen MPI für Psychiatrie     Display Documents



ID: 4121.0, MPI für Psychiatrie / Publikationen MPI für Psychiatrie
Test-retest reliability of self-reported age at onset of selected psychiatric diagnoses in general health care
Authors:Barkow, K; Heun, R; Üstün, TB; Gänsicke, M; Wittchen, HU; Maier, W
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2002-08
Title of Journal:Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Journal Abbrev.:Acta Psychiatr. Scand.
Volume:106
Issue / Number:2
Start Page:117
End Page:125
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Objective: To investigate reliability of self-reported age at onset of frequent mental disorders and its association with patient and disorder characteristics. Method: A total of 1031 primary care patients with at least one lifetime psychiatric diagnosis were asked to report age at onset of their disorders at baseline and after 1 year. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) for age at onset information were calculated for individual disorders. Results: ICC were high and lay between 0.6790 (generalized anxiety disorder) and 0.7977 (dysthymia). Factors associated with reliability are different for different disorders: gender for depressive episodes, gross national product per year per inhabitant for dysthymia, age for pain disorder, years of formal education for dysthymia, generalized anxiety disorder, and agoraphobia, and number of lifetime diagnoses for depression and agoraphobia. Conclusion: Self-reported age at onset is reliable. Further research on factors associated with reliability should focus on interview conditions and subject parameters during interview
Free Keywords:depression; anxiety; somatoform disorders; age of onset; reproducibility of results; population characteristics
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Psychiatrie
Identifiers:ISI:000176904500006
ISSN:0001-690X
The scope and number of records on eDoc is subject to the collection policies defined by each institute - see "info" button in the collection browse view.