Biases in Diagnosis

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Biases in Diagnosis.

Ford and Widiger. 

The aim of the study was to find out if clinicians were stereotyping genders when diagnosing disorders. 

Ford and Widiger conducted a self-report to investigate this. Health practitioners were given scenarios and asked to make diagnoses based on the information supplied. 

The independent variable was the gender of the patient in the case study. 

The dependent variable was the diagnosis made by the clinician. 

Participants were randomly selected from a National Register. A final sample of 354 participants took


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