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Cause for caution: culture, sensitivity and the World Mental Health Survey Initiative

Rosenman, Stephen


Objective: This paper examines the cultural grounding and sensitivity in the concept, implementation, instrumentation and findings of the World Health Organization World Mental Health Survey Initiative (WHO-WMS).Conclusions: The WHO-WMS Initiative is managed by agencies in Boston and Geneva and covers 28 sites in 27 nations worldwide. It uses the Composite International Diagnostic Instrument (CIDI) translated to make diagnoses in 150,000 people. A large body of potentially influential data has...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1177/1039856211430149


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