comprises information from approximately 1,111 patients (PTF1-PTF5), and is continuously
The data are collected
in clinical trials and research projects, as well as through routine
monitoring. For instance, CTP uses integrated research and clinical records,
which facilitate systematic collection of demographic information, pre- and
post-migratory factors, routine clinical assessments and data on
psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment.
Furthermore, the database
contains rich sources of information about each patient including systematic
evaluations from doctors, psychologists, social workers, patients’
self-reports, and blinded clinical assessments.
Depending on the approval of
specific projects, data from DART can be matched with the Danish health
registries. This allows for comparison of the treatment-seeking traumatised
refugees with the general population on a number of health and socio-economic
factors, as well as inclusion of appropriate matched controls from the larger
As far as we know, DART
is the only database of its kind in the world. Our hope is that it will
facilitate important progress in the understanding of the factors influencing the
development and maintenance of poor mental health in treatment-seeking traumatised
refugees in the west.