The incidence and prevalence of schizophrenia: Preliminary results from a systematic review

El-Saadi, O., Welham, J., Saha, S., MaCaulay, C., Collingwood, L., Chant, D., Torrey, E.F. and McGrath, J. (2002). The incidence and prevalence of schizophrenia: Preliminary results from a systematic review. In: Schizophrenia research: Abstracts of the XIth Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia. XIth Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia, Davos, Switzerland, (32-32). 24 February -1 March, 2002. doi:10.1016/S0920-9964(01)00381-4


Author El-Saadi, O.
Welham, J.
Saha, S.
MaCaulay, C.
Collingwood, L.
Chant, D.
Torrey, E.F.
McGrath, J.
Title of paper The incidence and prevalence of schizophrenia: Preliminary results from a systematic review
Conference name XIth Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia
Conference location Davos, Switzerland
Conference dates 24 February -1 March, 2002
Proceedings title Schizophrenia research: Abstracts of the XIth Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Schizophrenia Research   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2002
Sub-type Poster
DOI 10.1016/S0920-9964(01)00381-4
ISSN 0920-9964
Volume 53
Issue 3, Supplement 1
Start page 32
End page 32
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Background:
The aim of this study is to compile all incidence
and prevalence studies based on systematic search criteria. We
plan to extract data from the relevant studies and use meta-analytic
techniques to examine the influence of selected criteria Že.g.,
design, secular change..

Methods:

Electronic databases ŽMedline, PsychInfo, Embase,
LILAC. were systematically searched from 1965 to December
2000. The search strategy was as follows: Žschizo)OR psycho).
ANDŽincidence OR prevalence.Sources were also sought from
citations and references from hard copies.

Results:

To date the search identified 1051 citations. Of these
84.9% Ž892. were identified from an electronic database and
23.1% Ž222. were from manual checkingof references cited in
relevant papers.
Excludingduplicates and non-relevant studies 645 potentially
relevant articles were assessed. Of the 645 articles, 245 have been
included in the review Ži.e., contain primary data bout the inci-
dence or prevalence of schizophrenia., while 400 are still awaiting
assessment.

Conclusion:

There is an extensive literature describingthe
incidence and prevalence of schizophrenia. However, most of the
studies have been undertaken in established market economies.
We encourage researchers to check our poster in order to help us
identify additional studies.
The Stanley Foundation supported this project
Subjects 110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
111714 Mental Health
Keyword Psychiatry
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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