Emotional disturbances in endocrine patients. Validity of the scaled version of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28).

@article{Lobo1988EmotionalDI,
  title={Emotional disturbances in endocrine patients. Validity of the scaled version of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28).},
  author={Antonio Lobo and MJ. P{\'e}rez-Echeverr{\'i}a and A Jim{\'e}nez-Azn{\'a}rez and M Angeles Sancho},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1988},
  volume={152},
  pages={
          807-12
        }
}
The 28-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) has been validated against the criterion of the Clinical Interview Schedule (CIS) in Spanish patients in hospital with several types of endocrinological illnesses. The screening instrument correctly identified 91 of 100 respondents as exhibiting psychiatric disorder. The questionnaire's efficacy was similar at the time of medical discharge, when the rate of disorder was significantly lower. Significant correlations were found between GHQ total… CONTINUE READING