Prevalence and five-year cumulative incidence of psychological distress: the CroHort study.

Vukušić Rukavina, Tea and Brborović, Ognjen and Fazlić, Hana and Džakula, Aleksandar and Vuksan Ćusa, Bjanka (2012) Prevalence and five-year cumulative incidence of psychological distress: the CroHort study. Collegium Antropologicum, 36 (S1). pp. 109-12. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

The aims of this paper are to investigate the change in prevalence of psychological distress (PD), to investigate the cumulative incidence of the psychological distress and to indicate are there any differences between genders and various age groups in Croatian adult population. Psychological distress status was measured by the five-item Mental Health Scale (MHI-5) of the Short Form questionnaire (SF-36). Psychological distress was present in 28.5% (95% CI 25.7%-31.2%) of men and 32.1% (95% CI 30.1%-34.0%) of women in 2003. In 2008 PD was present in 33.0% (95% CI 30.1%-35.9%) of men and 34.1% (95% CI 32.1%-36.0%) of women. The highest incidence of PD, both for men and women, was in the oldest age group (> 65 years). Results of this study demonstrating the fact that every third adult men and woman in Croatia are in psychological distress, the fact that there is an increase in PD prevalence for men and women should be taken into account in the future mental health policy planning.

Abstract in Croatian

PREVALENCIJA I PETOGODIŠNJA KUMULATIVNA INCIDENCIJA PSIHOLOŠKE PATNJE: CroHort STUDIJA ----- Ciljevi ovog istraživanja bili su istražiti promjene u prevalenciji psihološke patnje (PP) te istražiti spolne i dobne razlike u kumulativnoj incidenciji PP u odrasloj populaciji Hrvatske. Podaci su dobiveni iz Hrvatske zdravstvene ankete provedene 2003. te ponovljene 2008. godine, a uzorak je Činila kohorta od 3229 ispitanika. Postojanje PP procijenjeno je temeljem Skale mentalnog zdravlja koja je dio SF-36 upitnika. Psihološka patnja utvrđena je u 28,5% (95% CI 25,7%–31,2%) muškaraca i 32,1% (95% CI 30,1%–34,0%) žena za 2003.g. Za 2008.g. PP utvrđena je u 33,0% (95% CI 30,1%–35,9%) muškaraca i 34,1% (95% CI 32,1%–36,0%) žena. Rezultati su pokazali najveću petogodišnju kumulativna incidenciju PP, i za muškarce i za žene, u najstarijoj dobnoj skupini (>65 g.). Rezultati ovog istraživanja koji pokazuju da svaka treća žena i svaki treći muškarac u Hrvatskoj imaju PP te da postoji porast prevalencije PP trebaju poslužiti nadležnim institucijama kao osnova za buduće planiranje politike duševnog zdravlja.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Adolescent ; Adult ; Aged ; Croatia/epidemiology ; Female ; Humans ; Incidence ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Prevalence ; Questionnaires ; Stress, Psychological/epidemiology ; Young Adult
Departments: Katedra za medicinsku sociologiju i ekonomiku zdravstva
Katedra za socijalnu medicinu i organizaciju zdravstvene zaštite
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
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Vukušić Rukavina, TeaUNSPECIFIED
Brborović, OgnjenUNSPECIFIED
Fazlić, HanaUNSPECIFIED
Džakula, AleksandarUNSPECIFIED
Vuksan Ćusa, BjankaUNSPECIFIED
Date: January 2012
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 13:37
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2012 13:37
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URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/1509

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