Hanyang Med Rev.  2014 May;34(2):91-95. 10.7599/hmr.2014.34.2.91.

Questionnaires for Assessing Stress and Mental Health

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Institute of Mental Health, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. odh@hanyang.ac.kr

Abstract

Psychological factors can influence physical health. The relationship between psychological stress and physical disease is evident in everyday clinical practice and therefore, assessing stress and mental health has been an important issue in clinical practice and research. This review discusses the assessment of stress and mental health by examining the psychometric parameters and other qualities of some of the best-known instruments used to assess stress and mental health. At present, the questionnaire method is the most popular for measuring stress and mental health status. There are many different kinds of questionnaires for assessing mental stress; each questionnaire has its own advantages and disadvantages. The authors' intend to evaluate and summarize useful questionnaires for assessing stress and mental health in order to aid in choosing the appropriate questionnaire according to the clinical purpose of the examination.

Keyword

Stress, Psychological; Mental Health; Psychometrics; Questionnaire

MeSH Terms

Mental Health*
Psychology
Psychometrics
Stress, Psychological
Surveys and Questionnaires
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