, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 338–344 | Cite as

The physician questionnaire: A useful tool in psychiatric drug research

  • Karl Rickels
  • Kay Howard
Original Investigations


This paper has discussed a 10 item Physician Questionnaire, a simple instrument for rating neurotic symptomatology. The results of a factor analysis were presented. The sensitivity of both the 3 derived factor and 2 clinical cluster scores in detecting differences among psychotropic drugs was demonstrated.


Physician Questionnaire Neurotic Symptomatology Factor Analysis Controlled Drug Trials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Rickels
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Kay Howard
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Pennsylvania and the PhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.General HospitalPhiladelphia
  3. 3.203, Piersol BuildingUniv. HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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