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Hospital Anxiety and Depression (HAD) scale: factor structure, item analyses and internal consistency in a large population.
BACKGROUND The Hospital Anxiety and Depression (HAD) rating scale is a commonly used questionnaire. Former studies have given inconsistent results as to the psychometric properties of the HAD scale.Expand
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The hospital anxiety and depression rating scale: A cross-sectional study of psychometrics and case finding abilities in general practice
BackgroundGeneral practitioners' (GPs) diagnostic skills lead to underidentification of generalized anxiety disorders (GAD) and major depressive episodes (MDE). Supplement of brief questionnairesExpand
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Age-specific prevalence of the metabolic syndrome defined by the International Diabetes Federation and the National Cholesterol Education Program: the Norwegian HUNT 2 study
BackgroundThe 2005 International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definition of the metabolic syndrome was designed to be useful worldwide, but to date few prevalence studies have used that definition inExpand
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The Swedish Demand—Control—Support Questionnaire (DCSQ): Factor structure, item analyses, and internal consistency in a large population
Aim: This paper examined the psychometric properties of the Swedish Demand—Control—Support Questionnaire (DCSQ), which is a shorter and modified version of Karasek's Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ).Expand
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Screening for postnatal depression. Validation of the Norwegian version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, and assessment of risk factors for postnatal depression.
OBJECTIVE The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a self-rating scale developed to screen for postnatal depression. The aim of this study was to validate a Norwegian translation of theExpand
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The Association Between Habitual Diet Quality and the Common Mental Disorders in Community-Dwelling Adults: The Hordaland Health Study
Objective: Recent evidence suggests a role for diet quality in the common mental disorders depression and anxiety. We aimed to investigate the association between diet quality, dietary patterns, andExpand
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Impairment across executive functions in recurrent major depression
Depression is associated with impairment of cognitive functions, and especially executive functions (EFs). Despite the fact that most depressed patients experience recurrence of episodes, the patternExpand
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The epidemiology of insomnia: associations with physical and mental health. The HUNT-2 study.
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to examine the association of insomnia symptoms with demographic and physical and mental conditions in a large population-based study. METHODSExpand
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Does a higher educational level protect against anxiety and depression? The HUNT study.
The relationship of education to the experience of anxiety and depression throughout adult life is unclear. Our knowledge of this relationship is limited and inconclusive. The aim of this study wasExpand
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A population-based cohort study of the effect of common mental disorders on disability pension awards.
OBJECTIVE Mental illness is consistently underrecognized in general health care, which may lead to underestimation of its effects on awards for social security payments. The authors investigatedExpand
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