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  1. Primary care patients'reactions to mental health screening.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    The authors examined whether there is empirical support for the notion that medical patients are upset by being asked questions about psychiatric disorders.

    Method 

    Six hundred and one patients attending a primary care clinic completed the SCREENER-a newly developed, brief self-administered questionnaire that surveys a broad range of psychopathology.

    In addition, they completed a second questionnaire that assessed their attitudes toward the SCREENER.

    Results 

    We found a high level of acceptance by patients.

    The questions were judged easy to answer, and they rarely aroused significant negative affect.

    Fewer than 2 percent of the patients judged the questions difficult to answer, and fewer than 3 percent were « very much » embarrassed, upset, annoyed, or uncomfortable with the questions.

    Individuals with a history of psychiatric treatment and poorer current mental health reacted more unfavorably to the questionnaire.

    Conclusions 

    From the patient's perspective, it is feasible and acceptable to use self-administered questionnaires for routine screening of psychiatric problems in primary care settings.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Dépistage, Soin santé primaire, Attitude, Perception sociale, Questionnaire, Autoévaluation, Psychométrie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Medical screening, Primary health care, Attitude, Social perception, Questionnaire, Self evaluation, Psychometrics, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0273053

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 15/07/1997.