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WHO World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview (WHO WMH-CIDI): Social Networks

The World Health Organization World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview (WHO WMH-CIDI): Social Networks is a 15-item measure, derived from WHO WMH-CIDI, which is a comprehensive, fully-structured interview designed to be used for the assessment of mental disorders in epidemiological, as well as clinical settings. The measure captures respondent’s current social life and social networks. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

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Geographies Tested:

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. The next few questions are about your social life [not including your husbandwifepartner]. How often do you talk on the phone or get together with relatives who do not live with you – most every day, a few times a week, a few times a month, about once a month, or less than once a month?

Response Options:
Most every day - 1
A few times a week - 2
A few times a month - 3
Once a month - 4
Less than once a month - 5
Don’t know - 8
Refused - 9

2. Not including your husbandwifepartner how much can you rely on relatives who do not live with you for help if you have a serious problem – a lot, some, a little, or not at all?

3. Not including your husbandwife partner how much can you open up to relatives who do not live with you if you need to talk about your worries – (a lot, some, a little, or not at all)?

Response Options:
A lot - 1
Some - 2
A little - 3
Not at all - 4
Don’t know - 8
Refused - 9

4. Not including your husbandwife partner how often do your relatives make too many demands on you – often, sometimes, rarely, or never?

5. Not including your husbandwife partner how often do your relatives argue with you – (often, sometimes, rarely, or never)?

Response Options:
Often - 1
Sometimes - 2
Rarely - 3
Never - 4
Don’t know - 8
Refused - 9

6. How often do you talk on the phone or get together with friends– most every day, a few times a week, a few times a month, about once a month, or less than once a month?

Response Options:
Most every day - 1
A few times a week - 2
A few times a month - 3
Once a month - 4
Less than once a month - 5
Don’t know - 8
Refused - 9

7. How much can you rely on your friends for help if you have a serious problem – a lot, some, a little, or not at all?

8. How much can you open up to your friends if you need to talk about your worries – (a lot, some, a little, or not at all)?

Response Options:
A lot - 1
Some - 2
A little - 3
Not at all - 4
Don’t know - 8
Refused - 9

9. How often do your friends make too many demands on you – often, sometimes, rarely, or never?

10. How often do your friends argue with you – (often, sometimes, rarely, or never)?

Response Options:
Often - 1
Sometimes - 2
Rarely - 3
Never - 4
Don’t know - 8
Refused - 9

11. When you have a problem or worry, how often do you let your (husbandwifepartner) know about it – always, most of the time, sometimes, rarely, or never?

12. When you have a problem or worry, how often do you let someone (else) know about it – always, most of the time, sometimes, rarely, or never?

Response Options:
Always - 1
Most of the time - 2
Sometimes - 3
Rarely - 4
Never - 5
Don’t know - 8
Refused - 9

13. Next, I will read three statements and ask how much each one sounds like you. First, “I find it relatively easy to get close to other people. I am comfortable depending on others and having them depend on me. I don’t worry about being abandoned or about someone getting too close to me.” How much does this sound like you – a lot, some, a little, or not at all?

14. Here is the next statement. “I am somewhat uncomfortable being close to others; I find it difficult to trust them completely and difficult to depend on them. I am nervous when anyone gets too close to me.” How much does this sound like you – a lot, some, a little, or not at all?

15. Now the third statement. “I find that others are reluctant to get as close as I would like. I often worry that people who I care about do not love me or won’t want to stay with me. I want to merge completely with another person, and this desire sometimes scares people away.” How much does this sound like you – a lot, some, a little, or not at all?

Response Options:
A lot - 1
Some - 2
A little - 3
Not at all - 4
Don’t know - 8
Refused - 9

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

The World Health Organization (WHO). (1990). The World Health Organization World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview (WHO WMH-CIDI). https://www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/wmhcidi/

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