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National Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Survey (NPWDS)

Creator:

Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

Subject Keywords: Mental health
Topic: Mental Health
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Data
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

2006

This nationally representative survey, conducted by the ESRI on behalf of the Health Research Board (HRB), was designed to measure the extent of psychological distress and self-reported mental health problems in the Irish population, and to determine the socio-demographic characteristics of the Irish adult population who were experiencing symptoms of psychological distress or who had reported mental health problems in the previous year.

The survey used a telephone survey methodology of the general population in the Republic of Ireland, in 2005-2006. Telephone numbers were drawn on a random probability basis and quotas were set for age, gender and social class.

 

2008

This survey is the second survey in the HRB NPWDS. The first, above, was carried out in the Republic of Ireland only in 2005/2006 (Tedstone Doherty et al. 2008). This second survey is the first population-based mental health survey that allows for direct comparisons between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It is also the first study to provide important information as to the determinants of the use of GP services for the treatment of mental health problems.

This survey, like the first, used a telephone survey methodology of the general population. Telephone numbers were drawn on a random probability basis and quotas were set for age, gender and social class. All interviews were carried out between 21 November and 17 December 2007. Millward Brown IMS, was the survey company used.

Date:

01/01/2008

Rights: © HRB
Suggested citation:

Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). (2008) National Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Survey (NPWDS) [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/641182 [Accessed: 21st September 2019].

  

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