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Assessment Tools: A user's guide to the general health questionnaire

The assessment tool collection encompasses all assessments that are used in medical rehabilitation with a primary focus on physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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A user's guide to the general health questionnaire


  • David Goldberg
  • Paul Williams D.P.M.

 SummaryThe General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) was designed to be a self-administered screening test aimed at detecting psychiatric disorders among respondents in community settings and non-psychiatric clinical settings, such as primary care or among general medical out-patients. The questionnaire was designed to be easy to administer, acceptable to respondents, fairly short, and objective in the sense that it did not require the person administering it to make subjective assessments about the respondent. It aimed at detecting those forms of psychiatric disorder which may have relevance to a patient's presence in a medical clinic, so that its focus must be on psychological components of ill-health
Format: Questionnaire

Library Record:  WA 900.1 G618u 1988 ATOOLS

Equipment: Book format with questions


Use Policy

The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.


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Borrowing Tools

Outside Library Use

Loans to Therapists not Affiliated with the U of M or WRHA

Document Delivery