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Study of obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental disorders costs in childhood

Grant number: 12/09246-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine
Principal Investigator:Eurípedes Constantino Miguel Filho
Grantee:Daniel Graça Fatori de Sá
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/57896-8 - National Institute for Developmental Psychiatry, AP.TEM

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Data about the cost of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other mental disorders in childhood are useful for planning the health system and adjacent networks. However, there is no cost-of-illness data in the area of children mental health in Brazil. OBJECTIVES: To estimate and compare the costs of children diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive and/or compulsive symptoms, but without a diagnosis of OCD as well as the costs of children with other psychiatric disorders and children with symptoms but no psychiatric diagnosis. METHODS: 2512 children aged 6-12 years in schools of Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo were selected through a survey of 9937 children. Two techniques were used for sample selection: random selection of children enrolled in schools of the towns and selection of children at high risk for developing mental disorders (psychiatric family history). Instruments: assessment of mental disorders in childhood: Development and Well Being Assesment (DAWBA); survey of sociodemographic profile, use of health services and other variables, we used a comprehensive questionnaire developed specifically for the study by researchers experienced in the field of epidemiology. Variables associated with cost-of-illness that will be analyzed: treatment for mental disorders, care for school problems, social service/shelter/child protection agency/court or prosecution, expulsion and suspension from school/truancy/school failure, government benefits, accidents, unemployment of parents.

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FATORI, DANIEL; SALUM, GIOVANNI; ITRIA, ALEXANDER; PAN, PEDRO; ALVARENGA, PEDRO; ROHDE, LUIS AUGUSTO; BRESSAN, RODRIGO; GADELHA, ARY; MARI, JAIR DE JESUS; DO ROSARIO, MARIA CONCEICAO; MANFRO, GISELE; POLANCZYK, GUILHERME; MIGUEL, EURIPEDES CONSTANTINO; GRAEFF-MARTINS, ANA SOLEDADE. The economic impact of subthreshold and clinical childhood mental disorders. JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH, v. 27, n. 6, p. 588-594, NOV 2 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
SÁ, Daniel Graça Fatori de. Cost-effective programs of treatment of the childhood with mental disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina São Paulo.

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