Predicting the onset and persistence of episodes of depression in primary health care. The predictD-Spain study: Methodology

@article{Belln2008PredictingTO,
  title={Predicting the onset and persistence of episodes of depression in primary health care. The predictD-Spain study: Methodology},
  author={Juan {\'A}ngel Bell{\'o}n and Berta Moreno-K{\"u}stner and Francisco Torres-Gonz{\'a}lez and Carmen Mont{\'o}n-Franco and Mar{\'i}a Josefa GildeG{\'o}mez-Barrag{\'a}n and Marta S{\'a}nchez-Celaya and Miguel {\'A}ngel D{\'i}az-Barreiros and Catalina Vicens and Juan de Dios Luna and Jorge Cervilla and Blanca L Guti{\'e}rrez and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Mart{\'i}nez-Ca{\~n}avate and B{\'a}rbara Oliv{\'a}n-Bl{\'a}zquez and Ana V{\'a}zquez-Medrano and Mar{\'i}a Soledad S{\'a}nchez-Artiaga and Sebasti{\'a} March and Emma Motrico and Victor Manuel Ruiz-Garc{\'i}a and Paulette Ren{\'e}e Brangier-Wainberg and Mar{\'i}a del Mar Mu{\~n}oz-Garc{\'i}a and Irwin Nazareth and Michael Bruce King},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={256 - 256}
}
BACKGROUND The effects of putative risk factors on the onset and/or persistence of depression remain unclear. We aim to develop comprehensive models to predict the onset and persistence of episodes of depression in primary care. Here we explain the general methodology of the predictD-Spain study and evaluate the reliability of the questionnaires used. METHODS This is a prospective cohort study. A systematic random sample of general practice attendees aged 18 to 75 has been recruited in seven… CONTINUE READING