26/02/2013 Medicine Psychology
DOI: 10.1080/14733145.2012.729069 SemanticScholar ID: 144882628 MAG: 2046014761

The CORE-10: A short measure of psychological distress for routine use in the psychological therapies

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Abstract Background: There is a need for a generic, short, and easy-to-use assessment measure for common presentations of psychological distress in UK primary care mental health settings. This paper sets out the development of the CORE-10 in response to this need. Method: Items were drawn from the CORE-OM and 10 items were selected according to a combination of usefulness, coverage of item clusters, and statistical procedures. Three CORE-OM datasets were employed in the development phase: (1) a primary care sample, (2) a sample from an MRC platform trial of enhanced collaborative care of depression in primary care, and (3) a general population sample derived from the Office of National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity Follow-up survey. A fourth dataset comprising a sample from an occupational health setting was used to evaluate the CORE-10 in its standalone format. Results: The internal reliability (alpha) of the CORE-10 was .90 and the score for the CORE-10 correlated with the CORE-OM at .94 in a clinica...

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Prof. Simon Gilbody

University of York - Director of the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group

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