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The measurement of poverty in psychiatric epidemiology in LMICs: critical review and recommendations

The measurement of poverty in psychiatric epidemiology in LMICs: critical review and recommendations Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (2012) 47:1499–1516 DOI 10.1007/s00127-011-0457-6 OR IGINAL PAPER The measurement of poverty in psychiatric epidemiology in LMICs: critical review and recommendations • • Sara Cooper Crick Lund Ritsuko Kakuma Received: 13 September 2011 / Accepted: 16 November 2011 / Published online: 30 November 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 Abstract ended and vague categories, with no details on how the Purpose Studies exploring the relationship between parameters were defined or derived, and no documentation poverty and mental health in low and middle income of the time period and unit of analysis for which the pov- countries (LMICs) have produced somewhat conflicting erty variable was measured. results. This has partly been attributed to poorly opera- Conclusions This review revealed that using poverty as tionalized and oversimplified poverty measures. This paper an indicator in mental health research in LMIC is still in its has two aims: (1) to review how socio-economic outcomes infancy, with much room for improvement. The implica- in psychiatric epidemiology in LMICs are measured; tions of poor measurement of poverty in psychiatric epi- (2) based on this review, to provide a set of generic rec- demiology are discussed. The recommendations provided ommendations for measuring poverty in psychiatric epi- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry
ISSN
0933-7954
eISSN
1433-9285
DOI
10.1007/s00127-011-0457-6
pmid
22127422
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Abstract

Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (2012) 47:1499–1516 DOI 10.1007/s00127-011-0457-6 OR IGINAL PAPER The measurement of poverty in psychiatric epidemiology in LMICs: critical review and recommendations • • Sara Cooper Crick Lund Ritsuko Kakuma Received: 13 September 2011 / Accepted: 16 November 2011 / Published online: 30 November 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 Abstract ended and vague categories, with no details on how the Purpose Studies exploring the relationship between parameters were defined or derived, and no documentation poverty and mental health in low and middle income of the time period and unit of analysis for which the pov- countries (LMICs) have produced somewhat conflicting erty variable was measured. results. This has partly been attributed to poorly opera- Conclusions This review revealed that using poverty as tionalized and oversimplified poverty measures. This paper an indicator in mental health research in LMIC is still in its has two aims: (1) to review how socio-economic outcomes infancy, with much room for improvement. The implica- in psychiatric epidemiology in LMICs are measured; tions of poor measurement of poverty in psychiatric epi- (2) based on this review, to provide a set of generic rec- demiology are discussed. The recommendations provided ommendations for measuring poverty in psychiatric epi-

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Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric EpidemiologySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 30, 2011

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