The application of a short anxiety and depression questionnaire to oil industry staff

J Soc Occup Med. 1990 Winter;40(4):138-42. doi: 10.1093/occmed/40.4.138.


A short anxiety and depression questionnaire developed by Goldberg et al. was applied to 796 employees of an oil company operating offshore in the North Sea. Anxiety and depression scores were compared in offshore staff and their onshore counterparts at different levels of seniority. These scores were taken to be indicators of stress levels. No statistically significant differences in anxiety or depression scores were identified between groups working onshore or offshore.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anxiety Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Depression / epidemiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Petroleum*
  • Stress, Physiological / epidemiology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology


  • Petroleum