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A population study comparing screening performance of prototypes for depression and anxiety with standard scales

Christensen, Helen; Batterham, Philip; Grant, Janie; Griffiths, Kathleen M; Mackinnon, Andrew J


BACKGROUND Screening instruments for mental disorders need to be short, engaging, and valid. Current screening instruments are usually questionnaire-based and may be opaque to the user. A prototype approach where individuals identify with a description of an individual with typical symptoms of depression, anxiety, social phobia or panic may be a shorter, faster and more acceptable method for screening. The aim of the study was to evaluate the accuracy of four new prototype screeners for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-11-22
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Medical Research Methodology
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-11-154


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