Serious psychological distress in an adult population

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Jennifer L. Han


This paper describes the prevalence of serious psychological distress among Oklahoma's adult population and how serious psychological distress relates with chronic illness, unhealthy behaviors, and performance of usual activities. A random-digit dialed telephone survey was administered to Oklahoma's non­institutionalized adult residents (n=7, 463) in 2007. Five percent of Oklahoma adults experienced serious psychological distress (SPD).

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