GL Assessment Health & Psychology Resources General Health Questionnaire Frequently Asked Questi

GL Assessment Health & Psychology Resources General Health Questionnaire Frequently Asked Questi

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Events Contact Us Find Your Area Consultant Contact Us General Health Questionnaire Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Here are some of the questions that we are most frequently asked about the General Health Questionnaire. What is the GHQ used for? By whom is GHQ used? What are the unique technical features of the GHQ-12? What are the unique technical features of the GHQ-28? What are the unique technical features of the GHQ-30? What are the unique technical features of the GHQ-60? How should I choose between the GHQ-60 and the GHQ-30? How do I obtain permission to use the GHQ in research studies? Are there any translations of the GHQ? How is the GHQ scored? Can Likert scoring be converted to GHQ scoring? What are the thresholds for GHQ? How do I score missing data in the GHQ? Can the GHQ be used with children and adolescents? What is the GHQ used for? The GHQ is used to detect psychiatric disorder in the general population and within community or non- psychiatric clinical settings such as primary care or general medical out-patients. It assesses the respondent’s current state and asks if that differs from his or her usual state. It is therefore sensitive to short-term psychiatric disorders but not to long-standing attributes of the respondent. By whom is GHQ used? The GHQ is very widely used by researchers in various fields (occupational health, medicine, psychology) and clinicians who wish to screen individuals for psychiatric disorder. What are the unique technical features of the GHQ-12? This version of the GHQ is very quick to administer and score as it contains only 12 questions. It has comparable psychometric properties to the longer versions even though it only takes around two minutes to complete. Given its speed of administration, it is often used in research studies where it is impractical to administer a longer form.
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The GHQ-12 was prepared by removing the items endorsed by ‘physically ill’ respondents from the GHQ- 60. Items were then divided into those in which agreement indicated either health or illness. Within each group, items were selected which had the highest slopes in the original item analysis. For further information on the design of the GHQ-12, please refer to the User’s Guide (1988), p.21. The GHQ-12 yields only an overall total score.
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What are the unique technical features of the GHQ-28? It is often of more interest to be able to examine a profile of scores rather than a single score, making this
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Kannan during the Spring '11 term at Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Coimbatore.

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