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Measuring the mental health status of the Norwegian population: A comparison of the instruments SCL-25, SCL-10, SCL-5 and MHI-5 (SF-36)
Results suggest that the shorter versions of SCL perform almost as well as the full version, and that the MHI-5 correlates highly with the SCL and the AUC indicate that the instruments might replace each other in population surveys, at least when considering depression. Expand
How well can a few questionnaire items indicate anxiety and depression?
  • K. Tambs, T. Moum
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica
  • 1 May 1993
There is a need for a short form questionnaire with known psychometric characteristics that may be used as an indicator of level of global mental distress. A weighted sum of 5 questions from theExpand
Moderate Effects of Hearing Loss on Mental Health and Subjective Well-Being: Results From the Nord-Trøndelag Hearing Loss Study
  • K. Tambs
  • Medicine
  • Psychosomatic medicine
  • 1 September 2004
Hearing loss is associated with substantially reduced mental health ratings among some young and middle-aged persons, but usually does not affect mental health much among older persons. Expand
A twin study of personality disorders.
PDs seem to be more strongly influenced by genetic effects than almost any axis I disorder, and more than most broad personality dimensions, but there is a large variation in heritability among the different PDs, probably partly because of a moderate sample size and low prevalence of the specific disorders. Expand
Cohort Profile Update: The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa).
The purpose of this update is to explain and describe new additions to the data collection, including questionnaires at 5, 7, 8 and 13 years as well as linkages to health registries, and to point to some findings and new areas of research. Expand
The EAS temperament questionnaire--factor structure, age trends, reliability, and stability in a Norwegian sample.
  • K. Mathiesen, K. Tambs
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
  • 1 March 1999
The study confirmed the structure and stability of the EAS over 3 years among young children, providing support for its use with children as young as 18 months. Expand
Brief measure of posttraumatic stress reactions: Impact of Event Scale-6
The IES-6 appears to be a robust brief measure of posttraumatic stress reactions, which may be useful for research in epidemiological studies, and it may also have a role as a screening instrument in clinical practice. Expand
Review of validation studies of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
validation studies of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) are reviewed to review validation studies of this scales used to diagnose and treat neonatal depression. Expand
Does a higher educational level protect against anxiety and depression? The HUNT study.
Higher educational level seems to have a protective effect against anxiety and depression, which accumulates throughout life, and this protection accumulates with age or time. Expand
Occupational noise exposure and hearing: a systematic review
The prevalence of NIHL is declining in most industrialized countries, probably due to preventive measures, and it is difficult to distinguish between NIHL and age-related hearing loss at an individual level. Expand