The Prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis in the North Caucasus Region of Turkey: Door-to-Door Epidemiological Field Study


Alp R., Alp S. I. , Planci Y., Yapici Z. , Boru U. T.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, cilt.49, ss.272-275, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/npa.y6152
  • Dergi Adı: NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.272-275

Özet

Background: The prevalence rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) might differ between countries depending on whether the data is obtained from hospital-based or population-based studies. This study aimed at identifying the prevalence of MS with face-to-face interviews by door-to-door field visits in a population study conducted in the north-eastern (Caucasus) part of Turkey situated at high altitude, with long winters and with inhabitants having low socio-economical status.