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BACKGROUND Disease burden estimates rarely consider comorbidity. Using a recently developed methodology for integrating information about comorbidity into disease burden estimates, we examined the comparative burdens of nine mental and 10 chronic physical disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). METHODS Face-to-face interviews in(More)
Permission is granted to distribute this article for nonprofit, educational purposes if it is copied in its entirety and the journal is credited. PARE has the right to authorize third party reproduction of this article in print, electronic and database forms. This paper provides a conceptual, empirical, and practical guide for estimating ordinal reliability(More)
BACKGROUND Associations between specific parent and offspring mental disorders are likely to have been overestimated in studies that have failed to control for parent comorbidity. AIMS To examine the associations of parent with respondent disorders. METHOD Data come from the World Health Organization (WHO) World Mental Health Surveys (n = 51 507).(More)
A meta-analysis of 25 epidemiological studies estimated the prevalence of recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV (DSM-IV) major depression (MD) among U.S. military personnel. Best estimates of recent prevalence (standard error) were 12.0% (1.2) among currently deployed, 13.1% (1.8) among previously deployed, and 5.7% (1.2) among(More)
Limited data are available on lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of psychological disorders and suicidal behaviors among Army personnel. We used simulation methods to approximate such estimates based on analysis of data from a U.S. national general population survey with the sociodemographic profile of U.S. Army personnel. Estimated lifetime(More)
INTRODUCTION We examined the prevalence of substance use disorders among homeless and vulnerably housed persons in three Canadian cities and its association with unmet health care needs and access to addiction treatment using baseline data from the Health and Housing in Transition Study. METHODS In 2009, 1191 homeless and vulnerably housed persons were(More)
BACKGROUND The McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire has been widely used with people with life-threatening illnesses without modification since its publication in 1996. With use, areas for improvement have emerged; therefore, various minor modifications were tested over time. AIM To revise the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire (McGill Quality of Life(More)
Few instruments provide reliable and valid data on child well-being and con-textual assets during middle childhood, using children as informants. The authors developed a population-level, self-report measure of school-aged children's well-being and assets—the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI)—and examined its reliability and validity. The MDI was(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify what is most important to the quality of life (QoL) of those who experience homelessness by directly soliciting the views of homeless and hard-to-house Canadians themselves. These individuals live within a unique social context that differs considerably from that of the general population. To understand the(More)