La création d’une nouvelle génération d’études épidémiologiques en santé mentale.

Translated title of the contribution: The creation of a new generation of epidemiological studies in mental health

Jean Caron, Michel Tousignant, D Pedersen, Marie Fleury, Margaret CARGO, Mark DANIEL, Yan Kestin, Anne Crocker, Michel Perreault, Alain Brunet, Jacques Tremblay, G Turecky, S Beaulieu

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The creation of a new generation of epidemiological studies in mental health
The authors were granted funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) to develop a new generation of epidemiological studies in the field of social and psychiatric epidemiology in a catchment area in Montréal, with a population of around 258 000. This research program will begin with a longitudinal study that will identify mental health determinants and will be followed by four specific studies on important aspects of mental health : service organization, social stigma, and neighbourhood ecology and social support actualization. A Geographic information System based on postal codes will also be used as a mean to evaluate the effects of social and physical environment on mental health and its interactions with individual determinants of mental health. This article describes the research program, its theoretical bases and more briefly, its methodology.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)227-238
Number of pages14
JournalSante Mentale au Quebec
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


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