Sylvie Olifson

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Health research priority setting processes assist researchers and policymakers in effectively targeting research that has the greatest potential public health benefit. Many different approaches to health research prioritization exist, but there is no agreement on what might constitute best practice. Moreover, because of the many different contexts for which(More)
BACKGROUND Studies suggest a paucity of and lack of prioritisation in mental health research from low- and middle-income (LAMI) countries. AIMS To investigate research priorities in mental health among researchers and other stakeholders in LAMI countries. METHOD We used a two-stage design that included identification, through literature searches and(More)
OBJECTIVE To map mental health research capacity and resources in low-and-middle-income countries (LAMIC) for the years 1993-2003. METHOD Mental health researchers from 114 LAMIC in three continents were identified through their publications in two databases (Medline and PsycInfo) and from local grey literature. A questionnaire was developed and sent to(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the status of mental health research in 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC). METHOD Medline and PsycInfo databases were searched to identify the LAC authors. Their publications were classified according to the topic, type of research and target population studied. Scientific indicators of these countries were assessed in(More)
BACKGROUND Research evidence is essential to inform policies, interventions and programs, and yet research activities in mental and neurological (MN) health have been largely neglected, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Many challenges have been identified in the production and utilization of research evidence in Latin American countries,(More)
Background: Studies suggest a paucity of and lack of prioritization in mental health research output from lowand middle-income (LAMI) countries. Aims: To investigate research priorities in mental health among researchers and other stakeholders in LAMI countries. Method: A two-stage design that included enumeration (through literature searches and snowball(More)
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