The pilot study undertaken in Kolar district field tested different components of the methodology proposed to be adopted for the main study and was able to estimate the extent of mental morbidity in a district of India. The key implications for the main study were observed to be as detailed below.
Detailed discussions were held with Dr Sheehan to – share the performance of MINI in the community survey, discuss problems encountered in administration, potential impact of MINI properties and ways of improving performance of MINI. The details of the discussions of the meeting are provided as Annexure 6. In summary, it was felt that to improve the properties of the instrument, apart from overcoming all survey related challenges, there is a need for
The critical determinants for successful conduct of the survey would also include micro-planning for day to day work, regular and periodic meeting of the entire study team with strict monitoring.