General Health Questionnaire (GHQ 20)
Description: A screening device for identifying minor psychiatric disorder .
Format: 20 items asking respondents to compare their current status with their normal situation.
Scoring: Answers are scored on a 4-point Likert-type scale ranging from 0 (less than usual) to 3 (much more than usual). Scores on the GHQ 20 can range from 0 to 60.
Administration and Burden: Self-administered.
Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.
Languages: Translated into various languages.
QoL Concept: The questionnaire measures subjective well-being, which corresponds to Box E (life satisfaction/subjective well-being) of Dijker’s Model.
Permissions/Where to Obtain: Copyrighted; The GHQ may be obtained (if for clinical use and/or not funded evaluations) and/or purchased at the MAPI Research Trust website at: http://www.mapi-trust.org/services/questionnairelicensing/cataloguequestionnaires/52-GHQ
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- General Health Questionnaire [GHQ], 12 Item version, 20 item version, 30 item version, 60 item version [GHQ 12, GHQ 20, GHQ 30, GHQ 60] (1972). Goldberg D. McDowell I, Newell C (1996). Measuring health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires. (2nd ed.) New York: Oxford U Pr. Pg. 181, 225-236.