The Lundby Study - 50 years of psychiatric epidemiology 1947-1997
Principal investigator; Brådvik, Louise, Assistant Professor, MD/PhD
Clinical speciality: Psychiatry
Co-workers: Louise Brådvik, MD, Prof. Agneta Öjehagen, Lars Hansson, Lund University, Kristian Tambs, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Povl Munk-Jorgensen, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, Christos Lionis, University of Crete
The Lundby Study is a longitudinal survey of the mental health in a total Swedish population betweeen 1947 and 1997.
The Lundby population consisting of 3563 probands was investigated in 1947, 1957, and 1972. Sufficient information was available for 98-99%. In 1997-2000 Per Nettelbladt and his research team carried out a fourth field investigation. Attrition for the interviews was 13% (237/1797). For the period July 1 1972- July 1 1997 sufficient information was obtained for 94% (2659/2827). Diagnoses were made according to DSM-IV, ICD-10 and the Lundby diagnostic system.
The Nottingham Health Profile (quality of life), the Hopkins Symptom Check List-25 (depression and anxiety), the Sense of Coherence Scale (salutogenesis) and the Interview Schedule for Social Interaction (social network) were completed by 81% (1255/1559) probands.
International reviewers (MFR Report 7, 2000) have stated that " the Lundby Study has produced prevalence, incidence and outcome data on depression and anxiety over many years, and is one of the few studies capable of producing reliable data on changes in incidence".
The Medical Faculty, Lund Univ., and the regional government, Region Skåne, provided intramural support for the Lundby project for 2003-2007. An expert steering committe (SC) has been appointed. The members of the SC were: Prof. Povl Munk-Jorgensen (chairman), Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, Prof. Dinesh Buhgra, Inst. of Psychiatry at the Maudsley, King´s College, London, UK, Prof. Kristian Tambs, Norwegian Inst. of Publ. Health, Oslo, Norway, Prof. Lil Traskman-Bendz, Ass.Prof. Gunnar Engström, and Ass.Prof. Per Nettelbladt, Dep. of Clin. Sciences, Psychiatry, Lund Univ., Sweden
Two doctoral theses have been presented:
1. Depression in the Lundby study 1947-1997. Incidence, course and risk factors -1997 (Cecilia Mattisson, 2008).
2. Psychotic disorders in the Lundby population 1947 -1997. Incidence, life-time prevalence, and predictors related to personality and behaviour. -1997 (Mats Bogren, 2009).
Other topics of interest are salutogenic factors, dementia, mortality, suicides, comorbidity, and so on.
Link to project homepage: http://www.med.lu.se/klinvetlund/lundbystudien
5 recent original publications
Bogren M, Mattisson C, Isberg PE, Munk.Jorgense P, Nettelbladt, P
Incidence of psychotic disorders in the 50 year follow-up of the Lundby population
Aust N Z J Psychiatrry. 2010; 44: 31-9
Bogren M, Mattisson C, Isberg PE, Nettelbladt P
How comon are psychotic and bipolar disorders? A 50 year folow-up of the Lundby population
Nord J Psychiatry. 2009; 62: 336-46
Bogren M, Mattisson C, Tambs K, , HorstmannV, Munk-Jorgensen, P, Nettelbladt, P
Predictors of psychosis: a 50-year follow-up of the Lundby population
Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2009; :
Nettelbladt P, Göth M, Bogren M, Mattisson C
Risk of mental disorders in subjects with intellectual disability in the Lundby cohort - a 50 year prospective clinical follow-up
Nord J Psychiatry. 2009; 63: 316-21
Mattisson C, Bogren M, Horstmann V, Tambs K, Munk-Jörgensen P, Nettelbladt P
Risk factors for depressive disorder inthe Lundby cohort - a 50 year prospective clinical follow-up
J Affect Disord. 2009; 113: 203-15
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