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Validation of four measures of mental health against depression and generalized anxiety in a community based sample

Kiely, Kim M.; Butterworth, Peter


There is a need to validate screening measures of affective and generalized anxiety disorders for use in epidemiological surveys of mental health in the general population. This study examined the diagnostic accuracy of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), Goldberg Anxiety and Depression Scales (GAS, GDS) and the 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12) Mental Health Component Summary Scale (MCS-12) in a population based longitudinal study in Australia. We report analyses of two narrow age...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-28
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychiatry Research 225.3 (2015): 291-298
DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.12.023


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