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Prevalence of delusional ideation in a district in southwestern Uganda.

Lundberg, Patric LU ; Cantor-Graae, Elizabeth LU ; Kabakyenga, Jerome LU ; Rukundo, Godfrey and Östergren, Per-Olof LU (2004) In Schizophrenia Research 71(1). p.27-34
Abstract
Background: Population-based prevalence studies suggest that psychosis is a continuum distributed in the general population. Aim: To assess the prevalence of delusional ideation in young healthy individuals in a low-income country setting (Uganda) and to investigate possible relevant background factors. Method: Interviews were conducted in a district capital and in three rural villages, using the Peters et al. Delusions Inventory (PDI-21). Results: Levels of delusional ideation and associated levels of distress, preoccupation, and conviction were higher than in studies conducted in Europe. Higher PDI-21 scores were associated with younger age and with urban residence. The urban effect was stronger in persons with a higher level of... (More)
Background: Population-based prevalence studies suggest that psychosis is a continuum distributed in the general population. Aim: To assess the prevalence of delusional ideation in young healthy individuals in a low-income country setting (Uganda) and to investigate possible relevant background factors. Method: Interviews were conducted in a district capital and in three rural villages, using the Peters et al. Delusions Inventory (PDI-21). Results: Levels of delusional ideation and associated levels of distress, preoccupation, and conviction were higher than in studies conducted in Europe. Higher PDI-21 scores were associated with younger age and with urban residence. The urban effect was stronger in persons with a higher level of education. Conclusions: Although the factors that contribute to population differences in levels of delusional ideation are currently unknown, the results suggest that urban residence may be an important influence. (Less)
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Delusional ideation, PDI, Schizophrenia, Urbanicity, Uganda
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Schizophrenia Research
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71
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27 - 34
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10.1016/j.schres.2004.02.005
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  abstract     = {Background: Population-based prevalence studies suggest that psychosis is a continuum distributed in the general population. Aim: To assess the prevalence of delusional ideation in young healthy individuals in a low-income country setting (Uganda) and to investigate possible relevant background factors. Method: Interviews were conducted in a district capital and in three rural villages, using the Peters et al. Delusions Inventory (PDI-21). Results: Levels of delusional ideation and associated levels of distress, preoccupation, and conviction were higher than in studies conducted in Europe. Higher PDI-21 scores were associated with younger age and with urban residence. The urban effect was stronger in persons with a higher level of education. Conclusions: Although the factors that contribute to population differences in levels of delusional ideation are currently unknown, the results suggest that urban residence may be an important influence.},
  author       = {Lundberg, Patric and Cantor-Graae, Elizabeth and Kabakyenga, Jerome and Rukundo, Godfrey and Östergren, Per-Olof},
  issn         = {0920-9964},
  keyword      = {Delusional ideation,PDI,Schizophrenia,Urbanicity,Uganda},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {27--34},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Schizophrenia Research},
  title        = {Prevalence of delusional ideation in a district in southwestern Uganda.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2004.02.005},
  volume       = {71},
  year         = {2004},
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