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Clinical Studies
Mental health and quality of life in the Southwest sector of Montreal

Principal investigator : Jean Caron

Description of the study :

A community survey on the mental health and quality of life of the population of Montreal's southwest sector is currently underway. This is the first stage in the development of the catchment area for social and psychiatric epidemiology (Saint-Henri, Pointe Saint-Charles, Verdun/Côte Saint-Paul/Ville Émard, Ville LaSalle, Vieux Lachine and Dorval).

The participation of the residents of the southwest sector is essential to the success of this study. It is addressed to people both with and without health problems, as it is equally important for us to know what keeps people healthy in order to assist public health providers in planning mental health promotion and prevention programs. The participation of people who are experiencing, or have experienced, problems will enable planners to better adapt services to their needs.

Financial compensations : no

A random sample of 2,400 people between 15 and 65 years of age, will be interviewed between February 2007 and February 2008. The interview, lasting approximately 1.5 hours, will be held at the home of the respondent or in a nearby health unit and will be conducted by professional interviewers.

During the course of the interview, people will respond to various questions on a standardized questionnaire to evaluate their mental health and quality of life. They will be asked about their social life, their sources of stress, their strategies for dealing with stress, their perception of their neighbourhood, their view of health and mental illness, their use of health services, etc…

Information :

To participate in the study, please contact :

Guylaine Daoust
Research Coordinator
Phone : 514-761-6131, ext. 3461

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