Measurement of risk for mental disorders and competence in a psychiatric epidemiologic community survey: the National Institute of Mental Health Methods for the Epidemiology of Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders (MECA) study

@article{Goodman1998MeasurementOR,
  title={Measurement of risk for mental disorders and competence in a psychiatric epidemiologic community survey: the National Institute of Mental Health Methods for the Epidemiology of Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders (MECA) study},
  author={Sherryl H. Goodman and Christina W. Hoven and William E. Narrow and Patricia Cohen and Beverley Fielding and Margarita Alegr{\'i}a and Philip J. Leaf and Denise Kandel and S. M. Horwitz and M. Salazar Bravo and Richard Moore and Mina K. Dulcan},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={33},
  pages={162-173}
}
This paper describes the implementation of the National Institute of Mental Health Methods for the Epidemiology of Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders (MECA) study's goals of measuring risk factors and competence. The emphasis is on the development and testing of the measures. Relevant constructs for measurement of risk and competence in relation to… CONTINUE READING