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Table 1 List of parameters used to measure mental and physical health

From: Do teachers have more health problems? Results from a French cross-sectional survey

Health problems Measuring instruments
Mental health  
   Psychological distress Ilfeld's version of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist (HSC): the Psychiatric Symptom Index (PSI)
   Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, Alcohol abuse/dependency disorders, Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia, Somatization disorders, Undifferentiated somatoform disorders CIDI-SA according to DSM-IV criteria
   Alcohol abuse CAGE screening test
Physical health  
   Ophthalmologic diseases; Cardiovascular diseases; Osteo-articular diseases; Oto Rhino Laryngological diseases; Diseases of the digestive system; Diseases of the breathing apparatus; Diseases of the nervous system; Endocrinological diseases and diseases of the metabolism; Diseases of the mouth and the teeth; Diseases of the genital-urinary bodies; Skin diseases; Insomnia; Other diseases a series of questions concerning physical illnesses over lifetime (in case of a positive answer, a question was asked about any current episode)
   Migraines; Nausea; Difficulties in swallowing; Vomiting; Diarrhoea; Bloating; Bad taste in the mouth; Abdominal pains (apart from menstruation); Back pains; Articular pains; Feeling of losing the breath (apart from physical effort); Chest pains; Palpitations or spasmophilia; Extremity pains; Marks or discoloration of the skin; Numbness or itching; Muscular weakness; Frequent urge to urinate or difficulties in urinating; Burning feeling around the mouth or the sexual organs; Periods of amnesia of a few hours or days; Sensation of loss of balance; Fainting; Fuzzy, double or scrambled vision a few times (apart from a problem with glasses); Excessively painful menstrual periods; Unusual or abundant vaginal discharge a series of questions concerning chronic symptoms over lifetime (lasting 6 months or longer)