The Relationships between Depression Spatial Clusters and Mental Health Planning in Catalonia (Spain)

Por: RODERO COSANO, MARÍA LUISA, SALINAS PÉREZ, JOSÉ ALBERTO, Gonzalez-Caballero, Juan Luis, GARCÍA ALONSO, CARLOS, Lagares-Franco, Carolina, Salvador-Carulla, Luis, GEOSCAT Grp, RODERO COSANO, MARÍA LUISA, GARCÍA ALONSO, CARLOS, SALINAS PÉREZ, JOSÉ ALBERTO

Medio: Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.

Alcance: Proceedings Paper

Naturaleza: Científica

Cuartil JCR: 4

Cuartil SJR: 2

Impacto SJR: 0.35400

Ámbito: Internacional

Fecha de publicacion: 01/01/2014

ISI: 000349533900032

Scopus Id: 2-s2.0-84904865487

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09147-1_32

Abstract:
This study aims to analyse potential risk factors which could influence the occurrence of hot spots of depression. They cannot only be explained through municipal socio-demographic characteristics and which is why causes at catchment area level should also be studied. Indicators at both spatial levels were analysed by a multi-level regression model. The analysis included various socio-demographic, geographical and service allocation indicators. According to scientific literature, unemployment and rurality were identified as risk factors for depression and, therefore, for hot spots. On the other hand, low educational levels and poor accessibility showed little relationship here while other studies indicated otherwise. Preliminary results described diverse risk factors at two levels which were related to a high likelihood of hot spots, although more in-depth analysis will be needed.

Palabras clave: Spatial cluster; risk factor; multilevel analysis; catchment areas; mental health