Validity of Screening Questionnaire for Detection of Psychiatric Manifestations in Chronic Dermatoses
Manisha Nijhawan, Kuldeep S Yadav, Amit Nijhawan, Rishika Agarwal, Madhu Njihawan, Preetkamal
General Health Questionnaire-12,Chronic dermatosis
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Nijhawan M, Yadav KS, Nijhawan A, Agarwal R, Njihawan M, P. Validity of Screening Questionnaire for Detection of Psychiatric Manifestations in Chronic Dermatoses. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2017; 2 (3):135-137.
Skin being the largest organ of the body determines its appearance that may aid in sexual and social communication. Changes in a person\'s external appearance secondary to any dermatologic disease can deter self-esteem and social interaction. Psychosocial burden of skin disease can affect the overall disability experienced by the person. The present study attempted to find out the validity of a screening questionnaire [General Health Questionnaire 12 (GHQ-12)] to find the psychiatric morbidity in patients suffering from chronic dermatoses. The questionnaire was found to be a valid and reliable instrument to screen psychiatric morbidity in patients with chronic dermatoses attending outpatient setting. There were only 6 (30%) false-positive cases and reliability was found to be 91.4%.
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Yadav KS, Nijhawan A, Agarwal R, Njihawan M, Preetkamal, Nijhawan M. Validity of Screening Questionnaire for Detection of Psychiatric Manifestations in Chronic Dermatoses. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2017;2(3):135-137.
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