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OBJECTIVE To develop a shorter version of the Anxiety Disorder Scale (ADS) for use as a rapid screening instrument in primary care. DESIGN Two-stage screening design. Primary care attenders aged 65 and over were screened for generalized anxiety in the surgery with the 11-item generalized anxiety subscale of the ADS (ADS GA), a selected subsample then(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on self-reported physical and mental health of informal carers in rural regions of New South Wales, Australia. METHODS A cross-sectional community-based sample (n=222) of carers completed a questionnaire incorporating self-reported measures of health from validated international instruments including Medical Outcomes Study Scale(More)
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