The General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) screens for non-psychotic psychiatric disorders and is available in the following versions:
1. GHQ-60: the fully detailed 60-item questionnaire
2. GHQ-30: a short form without items relating to physical illness
3. GHQ-28: a 28 item scaled version Â– assesses somatic symptoms, anxiety and insomnia, social dysfunction and severe depression
4. GHQ-12: a quick, reliable and sensitive short form – ideal for research studies.
The user’s guide provides guidance for researchers intending to set up their own localized validation studies.