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A scaled version of the General Health Questionnaire.
This study reports the factor structure of the symptoms comprising the General Health Questionnaire when it is completed in a primary care setting. A shorter, 28-item GHQ is proposed consisting of 4Expand
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The validity of two versions of the GHQ in the WHO study of mental illness in general health care.
BACKGROUND In recent years the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) has been extensively used as a short screening instrument, producing results that are comparable to longer versions of theExpand
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General Health Questionnaire*/GHQ 30
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Psychiatric Illness in General Practice: A Detailed Study Using a New Method of Case Identification*
A self-administered questionary (the General Health Questionnaire) aimed at detecting current psychiatric disturbance was given to 553 consecutive attenders to a general practitioner's surgery. AExpand
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A standardized psychiatric interview for use in community surveys.
Surveys of psychiatric illness in the community are at present handicapped by the lack of valid and reliable methods of case-identification. The widely varying estimates of psychiatric prevalenceExpand
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Why GHQ threshold varies from one place to another.
BACKGROUND No convincing explanation has been forthcoming for the variation in best threshold to adopt for the GHQ in different settings. METHODS Data dealing with the GHQ and the CIDI in 15 citiesExpand
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Somatic presentation of DSM III psychiatric disorders in primary care.
This paper describes a study assessing the correlates and possible determinants of 'somatisation' by patients consulting their family doctor with a new illness. Operational criteria of 'somatisation'Expand
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Exploring the feasibility of a meta-structure for DSM-V and ICD-11: could it improve utility and validity?
BACKGROUND The organization of mental disorders into 16 DSM-IV and 10 ICD-10 chapters is complex and based on clinical presentation. We explored the feasibility of a more parsimonious meta-structureExpand
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The stability of the factor structure of the General Health Questionnaire.
BACKGROUND Different versions of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), including the GHQ-12 and GHQ-28 have been subjected to factor analysis in a variety of countries. The World HealthExpand
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