Mental health should be measured by same instrument in different ethnic populations

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7083.832 (Published 15 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:832
  1. Shah Ebrahim, Professor of clinical epidemiologya
  1. a Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London NW3 2PF

    Editor-Greta Rait and colleagues are wrong to suggest that recent work on elderly people from ethnic groups has ignored mental health problems.1 My own work among Gujaratis in north London showed high levels of satisfaction with life and similar levels of depressed mood to those in a comparison white British population.2 More recent work …

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