General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28)

HAVE YOU RECENTLY:
1. Been feeling perfectly well and in good health?
2. Been feeling in need of a good tonic?
3. Been feeling run down and out of sorts?
4. Felt that you are ill?
5. Been getting any pains in your head?
6. Been getting a feeling of tightness or pressure in your head?
7. Been ha‎ving hot or cold spells?
8. Lost much sleep over worry?
9. Had difficulty in staying asleep once you are off?
10. Felt constantly under strain?
11. Been getting edgy and bad-tempered?
12. Been getting scared or panicky for no good reason?
13. Found everything getting on top of you?
14. Been feeling nervous and strung-up all the time?
15. Been managing to keep yourself busy and occupied?
16. Been taking longer over the things you do?
17. Felt on the whole you were doing things well?
18. Been satisfied with the way you’ve carried out your task?
19. Felt that you are playing a useful part in things?
20. Felt capable of making decisions about things?
21. Been able to enjoy your normal day-to-day activities?
22. Been thinking of yourself as a worthless person?
23. Felt that life is entirely hopeless?
24. Felt that life isn’t worth living?
25. Thought of the possibility that you might make away with yourself?
26. Found at times you couldn’t do anything because your nerves were too bad?
27. Found yourself wishing you were dead and away from it all?
28. Found that the idea of taking your own life kept coming into your mind?
 
1-not at all‚ 2-no more than usual‚ 3-rather more than usual‚ 4- much more than usual
 
This instrument can be found on page 189 of RESILIENCE AGAINST DEATH ANXIETY IN RELATIONSHIP TO POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND PSYCHIATRIC CO-MORBIDITY. Available online at: http://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk/pearl_jspui/bitstream/10026.1/306/4/Hoelterhoff%20M%20E_2010.pdf
 

Goldberg DP‚ Williams P. A User’s Guide to the General Health Questionnaire. Berkshire: NFER-Nelson Publishing Company Ltd.; 1991.

Goldberg DP‚ Gater R‚ Sartorius N‚ Ustun TB‚ Piccinelli M‚ Gureye O‚ et al. The validity of two versions of the GHQ in the WHO study of mental illness in general health care. Psychol Med 1997; 27: 191–7 Templer‚ D. I. (1970). The construction and validation of a death anxiety scale. The Journal of General Psychology‚ 82‚ 165-177

 

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