Gender, quality of life, and mental disorders in primary care: results from the PRIME-MD 1000 study.

@article{Linzer1996GenderQO,
  title={Gender, quality of life, and mental disorders in primary care: results from the PRIME-MD 1000 study.},
  author={Mark Linzer and Robert L. Spitzer and Kurt Kroenke and Janet B. W. Williams and Steven R. Hahn and David Brody and Frank Verloin Degruy},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={101 5},
  pages={526-33}
}
BACKGROUND Recently there has been increased interest in the special mental health needs of women. We used data from the PRIME-MD 1000 study to assess gender differences in the frequency of mental disorders in primary care settings, and to explore the potential impact of these differences on health-related quality of life (HRQL). SUBJECTS AND METHODS One thousand primary care patients (559 women) were interviewed during the PRIME-MD study, which was conducted at four primary care clinics… CONTINUE READING