Door-to-door prevalence survey of neurological diseases in a sicilian population: Background and methods

Francesco Meneghini, Waller A. Rocca, Francesco Grigoletto, Lelterio Morganle, Arturo Reggio, Giovanni Savettieri, Raoul di Perri, Dallas W. Anderson

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Abstract

In three municipalities of Sicily, a prevalence survey of major neurological diseases was conducted door-to-door using screening and examination to find cases. This was the first large-scale neuroepidemiologic survey of that type undertaken in Italy: 24, 496 persons were screened yielding 1, 538 positives, of whom 1, 408 were examined directly by neurologists and 110 were evaluated on the basis of existing medical documentation. In the article, we provide (1) a description of the population investigated and the survey methods employed; (2) details of the cooperation and the attrition experienced in the survey; and (3) age and sex tallies for the study population, including some on education level and occupation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-85
Number of pages16
JournalNeuroepidemiology
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

Keywords

  • Epidemiologic methods
  • Neurological diseases
  • Prevalence
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Meneghini, F., Rocca, W. A., Grigoletto, F., Morganle, L., Reggio, A., Savettieri, G., di Perri, R., & Anderson, D. W. (1991). Door-to-door prevalence survey of neurological diseases in a sicilian population: Background and methods. Neuroepidemiology, 10(2), 70-85. https://doi.org/10.1159/000110250