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Title: Psychiatric morbidity in primary care
Authors: Al Haddad, M.K.
Al Garf, A.
Al Jowder, S.
Al Zurba, F.I.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
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
Description: 21-26
Keywords: Age Distribution
Educational Status
Mass Screening
Mental Disorders
Population Surveillance
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Reproducibility of Results
Sex Distribution
Subject: Primary Health Care
ISSN: 1020-3397
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