Kolou S. Dassa

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Childhood trauma (CT) has been found to be associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) and personality disorders (PD) in adulthood in Western countries, but little is known about the relationship between CT, PD and MDD in sub-Saharan Africa. The present study aims to examine: (1) the frequency of the CT, (2) the association between CT, PD symptoms and(More)
Using a broad theory of human motivation, the study examined the psychological structure of the reasons evoked by Togolese people for not attending medical facilities when they think they have malaria. Five hundred and thirty-two persons living in Lome, Togo were presented with a questionnaire of motives. Through exploratory and confirmatory factor(More)
To obtain reliable information on commercial sexual exploitation of minor girls under the age of 21, a multifocal, exploratry and prospective using a questionnaire was undertaken in Cameroon. This investigation was initiated and funded by the Cercle International pour la Promotion de la Création (CIPCRE) and carried out by the Cameroon Society for the(More)
The objective of this study was to describe the social, demographic, and clinical profile of inpatients and outpatients 60 years or older treated for psychiatric disorders. This descriptive and analytic retrospective study took place at the inpatient and outpatient psychiatry departments at two university hospital centers in Lomé: Campus and Sylvanus(More)
AIM To study the views on the acceptability of physician-assisted-suicide (PAS) of lay people and health professionals in an African country, Togo. METHOD In February-June 2012, 312 lay people and 198 health professionals (75 physicians, 60 nurses and 63 health counsellors) in Togo judged the acceptability of PAS in 36 concrete scenarios composed of all(More)
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