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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-147

Validity of A 6-Item Version of General Health Questionnaire (G.H.Q.) in the Hands of A Non - Psychiatrist


1 Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, India
2 Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, India
4 Lecturer in Skin and V.D., Department of Dermatology, J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
K N Rao
Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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A short 6-item version of General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-6) was evaluated for its validity of a sample of STD patients in the hands of a non-psychiatrist untrained in psychiatry in comparison to independent and detail psychiatric assessment. The GHQ-6 was found to have a moderate sensitivity of 55%, but high specificity rate of 87%.



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