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Screening of psychiatric disorders via the Internet. A pilot study with tinnitus patients
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Clinical and Social Psychology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4753-6745
2004 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN 0803-9488, Vol. 58, no 4, 287-291 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Tinnitus has been associated with psychiatric disorders and more recently diagnostic tools have been used in a systematic manner. In the present study, we administered the World Health Organisation's Composite International Diagnostic Interview - Short form (CIDI-SF) in a computerized Internet-based version to a self-selected sample of tinnitus patients (n=48). Using the cut-off for 'probable case' (12-month prevalence), 69% of the tinnitus patients fulfilled the criteria for depression, 60% for generalized anxiety disorder, 83% for specific phobia, 67% for social phobia, 58% for agoraphobia, 21% panic attack, 83% obsessive - compulsive disorder, 2% alcohol dependence and 0% drug dependence. Decreased percentages were found for depression (4%), specific phobia (62%) and social phobia (27%) when applying a more conservative criteria (maximum case criteria). In conclusion, the findings suggest that the Internet version of CIDI-SF can be used as a screening tool for psychiatric disturbance in somatic patients, but that diagnostic criteria need to be adjusted for Internet use.

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2004. Vol. 58, no 4, 287-291 p.
Keyword [en]
Tinnitus, CIDI-short form, Internet, HADS
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-23846DOI: 10.1080/08039480410005792Local ID: 3369OAI: diva2:244161
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2014-11-28

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