Year: 1989 Source: American Indian & Alaska Native Mental Health Reseach, v.3, no.1, (Summer 1989), p.6-15 SIEC No: 19911535

This study presents a trial in which the General Health Questionnaire was introduced among clinic patients on a Navajo reservation in Chinle, to test its utility in enhancing recognition of significant psychiatric problems. It was found useful in alerting physicians to suicidal patients & in identifying risk factors such as household size for symptoms of anxiety & depression. The authors feel that the few problems encountered in the administration of the screening tool could easily be overcome.