Psychiatric morbidity in an urban general practice.

T. Maniam

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    Two hundred and six patients attending an urban general practice were surveyed using a self-rating questionnaire, the 30-item version of the General Health Questionnaire. At a cut-off score of 6/7, 34.5% of the respondents were found to be high-scorers which gives a corrected estimate of psychiatric morbidity of 29.9% in this clinic. Among those who presented with general complaints, such as aches and pains for which no organic cause was found, a significant proportion (70%) were high-scorers. There were no significant differences in the sex and age distribution of the high-scorers. However the mean score of Malays was significantly higher than that of Chinese.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)242-246
    Number of pages5
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume49
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 1994

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    In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 49, No. 3, 09.1994, p. 242-246.

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