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The arabic general health questionnaire (AGHQ): A culture-relevant version for primary care settings



Article type: Published article

Abstract

The development of a 12-item Arabic culture-relevant version of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) is described. The new scale items were composed of the best predictors of caseness from among the items of the Arabic version of the 30-item General Health Questionnaire in a random sample of 157 primary health care (PHC) patients in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Care was taken during the translation to preserve the concepts and constructs of the original items. The Clinical Interview Schedule was used as a gold standard. The statistical procedures used for identifying the best predictors included discriminant function analysis and multiple regression. The proposed 12-item scale discriminated and performed almost equally to the whole 30-item scale.


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El-Rufaie, O. E. F. and T. K. Daradkeh (1997). "The arabic general health questionnaire (AGHQ): A culture-relevant version for primary care settings." Primary Care Psychiatry 3(3): 141-144.


Methodology

Methods Condition Gender Age Country Setting Sample size
primary health care patients Both United Arab Emirates
Healthcare Facility 157

Number of items

12 items

Training

Measure does not require training

Required time

Less than 5 min






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