[Proxy informant reliability and bias in epidemiological research: analysis of a screening questionnaire for mental disorders].

@article{Santana1997ProxyIR,
  title={[Proxy informant reliability and bias in epidemiological research: analysis of a screening questionnaire for mental disorders].},
  author={Vilma Sousa Santana and Naomar Monteiro de Almeida Filho and Cecilia da Rocha and Ana Sofia Matos},
  journal={Revista de saude publica},
  year={1997},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={556-65}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the reliability, magnitude and direction of the resulting bias in the application of a screening instrument for mental disorders by considering proxy informants in comparison to primary informants. METHODS Data are taken from a general morbidity community-based survey carried out in 520 randomly selected households of an industrial area of the Metropolitan Region of Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, Brazil. During the pilot phase, the first 70 families of the total… CONTINUE READING

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