Mental Health - specifically mood, anxiety, alcohol, and eating disorders
Number and Types of Questions
Twenty-six 'yes' or 'no' questions and a 12-page clinical evaluation guide for physicians
The validity of the diagnoses was compared to that of mental health professionals who interviewed the same patients; the accuracy rate was 88 percent. Prevalence of psychiatric disorders detected by the PRIME-MD in the 1,000 patients was as follows: any mood disorder, 26 percent; any anxiety disorder 18 percent; any eating disorder, three percent; and probable alcohol abuse/dependence, five percent.12
The patient completes the one-page questionnaire prior to meeting with the clinician. The clinician uses the 12-page clinical evaluation guide to follow up on the patient's positive responses to the patient questionnaire.
Source or Publisher
235 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017-5755
State(s) Believed to be Using
12 Baldwin, Joyce and Staff. Questionnaire Helps Primary Care Physicians Detect Mental Disorders. Psychiatric Times, Vol. XII, Issue 2, February 1995.