Volume 1, Issue 1 (Summer 1994)                   IJPCP 1994, 1(1): 32-41 | Back to browse issues page

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Bagheriyazdi A, Bolhari J, Shahmohammad D. An Epidemiological Study of Psychological Disorders on a Rural Area (Meibod, Yazd) in Iran. IJPCP. 1994; 1 (1) :32-41
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1641-en.html
2- Tehran Psychiatric Institute
3- Diseases Prevention Agency
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This paper reports the results of an epidemiological study of psychological disorders among the rural population of Meibod, in the province of Yazd, with an age range above 15 (N=400). The main instrument was SCL-90-R. A score of 0.4 indicating GSI level and reported in a previous research was chosen as a cut off point. Subjects scoring above this point and an equal random number scoring below that point, were eveluated by two psychiatrists. The results showed that 12.5% of sample suffered from some psychological disorders: affective disorders 5.75% anxiety disorders 5.5%, Somatoform disorders and organic states, each with a rate of 0.50%, and schizophernia with a rate 0.2%. Prevalence was higher for women, individuals with lower education, married, unemployed, house wives, and for those within the age range of 25-44. High reliability and validity was found for the SCL-90-R as an epidemiological instrument.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2012/12/2 | Published: 1994/08/15

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