Multiaxial diagnostic ratings of inpatients at the Department of Psychiatry in Lund

This study is part of the collection Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Louise Brådvik - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Mats Berglund - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Description

Between 1949 and 1969, a multiaxial diagnostic schedule was used to rate all inpatients at the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Lund, Sweden. The ratings were made at discharge of the patients and were performed by senior psychiatrists with at least three years of training. The rating schedule was developed by Professor Erik Essen-Möller and consisted of one symptomatic or syndromatic part and one aetologic part. The interview consisted of questions about social situation, occupation, physical illness, current medication, course of depression, cause of onset and cause of recovery/remission, treatment, suicide attempts, childhood, alcohol, and so forth. Approximately 7000 individuals were rated with a follow-up on individuals with alcohol problems (n=1312) or the diagnosis severe depression/melancholia (n=1206). The follow-up included data from the patient-records and sometimes personal contact.

Purpose:

To rate all inpatients at the Department of Psychiatry in Lund according to a multiaxial rating schedule with a symptomatic, a syndromatic and an aetiological part.

Subject area

HEALTH (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Psychiatry (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Louise Brådvik - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Mats Berglund - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Identifiers

SND-ID: EXT 0143

Description

Between 1949 and 1969, a multiaxial diagnostic schedule was used to rate all inpatients at the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Lund, Sweden. The ratings were made at discharge of the patients and were performed by senior psychiatrists with at least three years of training. The rating schedule was developed by Professor Erik Essen-Möller and consisted of one symptomatic or syndromatic part and one aetologic part. The interview consisted of questions about social situation, occupation, physical illness, current medication, course of depression, cause of onset and cause of recovery/remission, treatment, suicide attempts, childhood, alcohol, and so forth. Approximately 7000 individuals were rated with a follow-up on individuals with alcohol problems (n=1312) or the diagnosis severe depression/melancholia (n=1206). The follow-up included data from the patient-records and sometimes personal contact.

Purpose:

To rate all inpatients at the Department of Psychiatry in Lund according to a multiaxial rating schedule with a symptomatic, a syndromatic and an aetiological part.

Time period(s) investigated

1949 — 1969

Unit of analysis

Population

All inpatients at the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital in Lund, between 1949 and 1969.

Sampling procedure

Non-probability

Subject area

HEALTH (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Psychiatry (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Contact for questions about the data

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Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

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Brådvik L, Berglund M. Risk factors for suicide in melancholia. A case-record evaluation of 89 suicides and their controls. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1993 May;87(5):306-11.

Berglund M. Suicide in alcoholism. A prospective study of 88 suicides: I. The multidimensional diagnosis at first admission. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1984 Sep;41(9):888-91.

Crona L, Mossberg A, Brådvik L. Suicidal Career in Severe Depression among Long-Term Survivors: In a Followup after 37-53 Years Suicide Attempts Appeared to End Long before Depression. Depress Res Treat. 2013;2013:610245. doi: 10.1155/2013/610245. Epub 2013 Dec 23.
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Dataset 1

Individuals with alcohol problems

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Louise Brådvik - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Mats Berglund - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Text

Data collection

Mode of collection: Psychological measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1949 — 1969

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Population group

Number of individuals/objects

1312

Dataset 2

Individuals with the diagnosis severe depression/melancholia

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Louise Brådvik - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Mats Berglund - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Text

Data collection

Mode of collection: Psychological measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1949 — 1969

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Population group

Number of individuals/objects

1206

Published: 2015-01-08
Last updated: 2019-12-10