NCDRC - Non Communicable Diseases Research Center

Youth Cohort Study


The youth population of three PERSIAN Cohort sites, Fasa, Ravansar, and Zahedan will be invited to participate in the Youth Cohort, with a primary focus on mental health and substance use in that population. The Youth Cohort will include 9000 individuals of both genders.


General Objectives of the Cohort are as followed:

  1. To determine the annual incidence of common psychiatric disorders in Iran
  2. To determine the risk and protective factors for the incidence of common psychiatric disorders
  3. To determine the course and outcomes of common psychiatric disorders


Update on youth cohort study:

After recruitment of 3000 people from eBay roral and Township inhabitants of the territory, the follow-up phase began at 17 may 2016.
Add this follow-up time all people were recruited again for face-to-face mental status evaluation interview and a structured evaluation of the 4 main targets of the youth cohort study .
1500 religious and 1500 citizens of the town where asked to come again in this phase and besides routine mental status examination some extra workouts like electrocardiography and body composition was evaluated.
Till the first day of March 2019 there has been about 2700 follow up people at cohort. The central district committee supervisors daily all the details of the incorporation of the data into the electronic file of every single man or woman in the cohort.
Currently about 2800 people have been visited. I have the second phase of this cohort.



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