Utility of the Psychiatric Screen Among the Navajo of Chinle: a Fourth-Year Clerkship Experience
Goldwasser H D~~Badger L W
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.