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oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Hidden psychiatric morbidity. Part I: A study of prevalence in an out-patient population at Bindura provincial hospital

Volume 33, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176

 

Abstract

Using the Harding Self Report Questionnaire, 448 patients attending a general medical out-patient department at a provincial hospital were screened for hidden psychiatric morbidity over a one- month period. There were 10,5 per cent of patients found to have underlying psychological problems although presenting somatically. Detection rate by workers was low (4,25%). Stemming from these findings a further study was undertaken at Karanda Mission Hospital using the Harding Self Report Questionnaire as a training instrument and implementing a brief training programme for workers. This second part of the project is reported separately.

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1987-10-01
2019-08-18

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