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Concurrent validity of GHQ-28 and PSE as measures of change.
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PMID:  2594877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Substantial cross-sectional correlations have been reported between the GHQ and PSE (and CIS) total scores. Although necessary, this is not a sufficient condition for assuming good validity of the GHQ as a severity measure in longitudinal and health care evaluation studies. For this purpose the GHQ should also accurately reflect changes in severity over time. To examine their concurrent validity, GHQ and PSE scores were compared, in a three-wave longitudinal study, among 175 new psychiatric out-patients. Using a longitudinal structural equation model that takes measurement error into account, the strength of both the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationship between GHQ and PSE were estimated. The GHQ performed remarkably well; changes in severity as defined by PSE-ID and PSE total score were clearly reflected by changes in GHQ scores. The revised scoring method of the GHQ proposed by Goodchild and Duncan-Jones did not yield superior results.
J Ormel; M W Koeter; W van den Brink; R Giel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0033-2917     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Med     Publication Date:  1989 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-16     Completed Date:  1990-01-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254142     Medline TA:  Psychol Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1007-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Social Psychiatry, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Longitudinal Studies
Mental Disorders / diagnosis*
Models, Statistical
Personality Inventory*

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