Mental health measures

In order to study mental health and attitudes, it is important to use appropriate methods of measurement.

Researchers at CMHR have developed new scales around stigma and dysfunctional thinking, in order to conduct associated community mental health research.



  • Griffiths, K. M., Batterham, P. J., Barney, L., & Parsons, A. (2011). The Generalised Anxiety Stigma Scale (GASS): Psychometric properties in a community sample. BMC Psychiatry, 11(1), 184. Abstract
  • Christensen, H., Batterham, P. J., Grant, J. B., Griffiths, K. M., & Mackinnon, A. J. (2011). A population study comparing screening performance of prototypes for depression and anxiety with standard scales. BMC Med Res Methodol, 11, 154. Abstract


  • Barney, L. J., Griffiths, K. M., Christensen, H., & Jorm, A. F. (2010). The Self-Stigma of Depression Scale (SSDS): development and psychometric evaluation of a new instrument. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 19(4), 243-254.


  • Parslow, R., Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., & Groves, C. (2006). The Warpy Thoughts Scale: a new 20 item instrument to measure dysfunctional attitudes: Factor analysis and associations with mental health messages. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 35(2), 106-116. Abstract

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