Chronicity and the General Health Questionnaire.

@article{Goodchild1985ChronicityAT,
  title={Chronicity and the General Health Questionnaire.},
  author={Margaret Goodchild and Paul Duncan-Jones},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1985},
  volume={146},
  pages={
          55-61
        }
}
We propose a new scoring for Goldberg's (1972) General Health Questionnaire. We argue that the response 'no more than usual', to an item describing pathology, should be treated as an indicator of chronic illness rather than of good health, and we score these responses accordingly. We give evidence that this set of responses is associated with other measures of neurotic illness, and that the revised scoring provides a better prediction of caseness than the conventional scoring. The revised… CONTINUE READING
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