|Title:||Psychiatric morbidity in primary care|
|Authors:||Al Haddad, M.K.|
Al Garf, A.
Al Jowder, S.
Al Zurba, F.I.
|Abstract:||The prevalence of hidden psychiatric morbidity was assessed using the General Health Questionnaire [GHQ] and Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale [HAD]. A total of 149 Bahraini patients aged > or = 16 years were selected randomly from those attending primary health care centres for problems other than psychiatric illness. The prevalence of psychiatric morbidity using GHQ was 45.1% [cut-off > or = 5] and 27.1% [cut-off > or = 9]. Using the HAD scale, the prevalence was 44.4% [cut-off > or = 8] and 23.6% [cut-off > or = 11]. Psychiatric morbidity was more common in women aged 50-55 years, in divorcees or widows and in lesser educated patients. Either instrument could be used to diagnose psychiatric illness|
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Reproducibility of Results
|Subject:||Primary Health Care|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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