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