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Mental Health Screening in Primary Care: A Comparison of 3 Brief Measures of Psychological Distress

By Annmarie Cano, Robert P. Sprafkin, Douglas J. Scaturo, Larry J. Lantinga, Barbara H. Fiese and Frank Brand


Background: The current study compared 3 brief mental health screening measures in a sample of older patients in a primary care outpatient setting. Previous mental health screening research has been conducted primarily with younger patients, often with only 1 screening measure, thereby limiting the generalizability of findings. In addition, measures have not yet been compared in terms of their ability to discriminate between cases and noncases of psychiatric disorder

Topics: Original Articles
Publisher: Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
Year: 2001
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Provided by: PubMed Central
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