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dc.contributor.authorMartin, C.R.*
dc.contributor.authorNewell, Robert J.*
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-08T12:46:55Z
dc.date.available2009-07-08T12:46:55Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationMartin, C.R. and Newell, R.J. (2005). Is the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) confounded by scoring method in individuals with facial disfigurement? Psychology and Health. Vol. 20, No.5, pp. 651-659.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/2955
dc.description.abstractThe GHQ-12 has been recommended as a reliable screening instrument for psychological distress in all clinical groups. The usefulness of the GHQ-12 was evaluated in individuals with significant facial disfigurement by examination of the impact of alternative scoring methods on case detection rates. The type of scoring method used had a significant impact on the relative prevalence of `cases'. However, examination of the receiver operating characteristics (ROC) of the alternative scoring methods revealed a good fit between methods. The use of the GHQ-12 as a screening instrument to determine psychological distress in individuals with facial disfigurement may be enhanced by inclusion of an appearance-specific measure in the screening schedule and by the adoption of one scoring method; the GHQ method.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14768320500060061en
dc.subjectFacial disfigurementen
dc.subjectScreeningen
dc.subjectGHQ-12en
dc.titleIs the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) confounded by scoring method in individuals with facial disfigurement?en
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen


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