The Hong Kong mental morbidity survey: Background and study design

L. C. W. Lam, W. C. Chan, C. S. M. Wong, E. Y. H. CHEN, R. M. K. NG, E. H. M. LEE, W. C. CHANG, S. F. HUNG, E. F. C. CHEUNG, P. C. SHAM, H. F. K. CHIU, M. LAM, T. P. CHIANG, J. VAN OS, J. T. F. LAU, G. LEWIS, P. BEBBINGTON, The Hong Kong Mental Morbidity Survey Team, Ting Yat WONG

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Abstract

Mental disorders are highly prevalent conditions with immense disease burden. To inform health and social services policy formulation, local psychiatric epidemiological data are required. The Hong Kong Mental Morbidity Survey is a 3-year population-based study in which 5700 community-dwelling Chinese adults aged between 16 and 75 years were interviewed with the aim of evaluating the prevalence, co-morbidity, functional impairment, physical morbidity, and social determinants of significant mental disorders in the population. This paper describes the background and design of the survey, and is the first territory-wide psychiatric epidemiological study in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2014 Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-36
JournalEast Asian Archives of Psychiatry
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Citation

Lam, L. C. W., Chan, W. C., Wong, C. S. M., Chen, E. Y. H., Ng, R. M. K., Lee, E. H. M., Chang, W. C., Hung, S. F., Cheung, E. F. C., Sham, P. C., Chiu, H. F. K., Lam, M., Chiang, T. P., Van Os, J., Lau, J. T. F., Lewis, G., Bebbington, P., The Hong Kong Mental Morbidity Survey Team, & Wong, T. Y. (2014). The Hong Kong mental morbidity survey: Background and study design. East Asian Archives of Psychiatry, 24(1), 30-36. https://www.easap.asia/index.php/find-issues/past-issue/item/95-1401-v24n1-p30

Keywords

  • Asian continental ancestry group
  • Health surveys
  • Mental disorders / epidemiology
  • Alt. title: 香港精神健康調查:背景和研究設計
  • 亞洲大陸血統群
  • 健康調查
  • 精神障礙/流行病學

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