Prevalence of anxiety among women attending a primary care clinic in Malaysia

Sidik, Sherina Mohd; Arroll, Bruce; Goodyear-Smith, Felicity
June 2011
British Journal of General Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 61 Issue 587, p389
Academic Journal
The article discusses a cross-sectional study which determined the prevalence of anxiety and its associated factors among Malay-speaking women patients attending a primary care clinic in Malaysia. The Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) was used in the study. Results showed that the prevalence of anxiety in women in Malaysian primary care is at 7.8 % and comparable with other countries. Factors such as domestic violence and stressful life events were identified to be associated with anxiety.


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