The General Health Questionnaire (GHQ)
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- Sriram, T.G., Chandrashekar, C.R., Isaac, M.K. et al. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (1989) 24: 317. doi:10.1007/BF01788035
The English version of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and a translated Indian version were administered to a sample of hundred bilingual college students. Both the versions of the GHQ showed adequate internal consistency and reliability. There was a high concordance between the two versions on high scorers and low scorers. These results were also applicable to GHQ-30 and GHQ-42. Item analysis revealed certain differences between the two versions attributable to semantic and technical problems. Validity of the GHQ in the Indian setting are discussed.