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VALIDITY OF A SHORT 5-ITEM VERSION OF THE GENERAL HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE (G.H.Q)

By C. Shamasunder, T.G. Sriram, S.G. Murali Raj and V. Shanmugham

Abstract

A short 5-itcni version of the General Health Questionnaire (CIHQ - 5) was evaluated for its validity in a sample of attendants of Psychiatric Patients. In comparison to a standardized Interview Schedule, the GHQ - 5 was found to have a sensitivity of 86%, specificity of 89% and an overall misclassification rate of 13% with a cutting point of 1/2

Topics: Original Article
Publisher: Medknow Publications
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