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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)
A great number of questionnaires and instruments have been developed in order to measure psychological distress/mental health problems in populations. The Survey of Level of Living in 1998 conductedExpand
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How well can a few questionnaire items indicate anxiety and depression?
  • K. Tambs, T. Moum
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • 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
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Moderate Effects of Hearing Loss on Mental Health and Subjective Well-Being: Results From the Nord-Trøndelag Hearing Loss Study
  • K. Tambs
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychosomatic medicine
  • 1 September 2004
Objective: To estimate effects of hearing loss on symptoms of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and subjective well-being. Methods: A normal population sample of 50,398 subjects, age 20 to 101 years,Expand
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A twin study of personality disorders.
No twin study has previously investigated the whole range of personality disorders (PDs) recorded by interviews. Based on twin and patient registries, 92 monozygotic (MZ) and 129 dizygotic (DZ) twinExpand
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Cohort Profile Update: The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa).
This is an update of the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) cohort profile which was published in 2006. Pregnant women attending a routine ultrasound examination were initially invited.Expand
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The EAS temperament questionnaire--factor structure, age trends, reliability, and stability in a Norwegian sample.
A population-based sample of Norwegian children aged 18 months (N = 921), 30 months (N = 784), and 50 months (N = 737) was examined with the EAS Temperament Survey (Buss & Plomin, 1984). The factorExpand
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Subjective well-being: genetic and environmental contributions to stability and change.
BACKGROUND Previous cross-sectional studies have found substantial genetic influences on individual variation in subjective well-being (SWB), and evidence for sex-specific genetic effects has beenExpand
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Brief measure of posttraumatic stress reactions: Impact of Event Scale-6
BackgroundThe Impact of Event Scale-revised (IES-R) is one of the most widely used measures of posttraumatic stress reactions. However, for some purposes, such as large epidemiological studies, thereExpand
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Occupational noise exposure and hearing: a systematic review
PurposeTo give a systematic review of the development of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in working life.MethodsA literature search in MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus, and Health and SafetyExpand
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Social support, negative life events and mental health.
BACKGROUND In a 10-year follow-up of a survey from Oslo, 503 persons were reinterviewed using the same questionnaire. METHOD The questionnaire includes information about social support, 'locus ofExpand
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