Score depression; Score escala de autovaloración de la depresión, de Zung (escala de. Aka: Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale, Depression Screening with the Zung Scale, Spanish, escala de autovaloración de la depresión, de Zung (escala de . BACKGROUND: Criteria for the major depressive disorder have changed since introduction of Zung’s self-rating depression scale (SDS); however, it is still used .

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This raises a number of serious concerns about the theoretical structure and clinical utility of the Zung SDS.

Modified versions of the Zung SDS merit further research. It is a symptom quantification test and it only allows for the identification of depression symptoms. Journal of Clinical Psychology. This study was reviewed deprresion the local ethics committee and complies with standards in Barbados.

Metzner JL, Fellner J. Exposure to violence eepresion a family member and internalizing symptoms in Colombian adolescents: Depression in frail Dutch elderly: Consulting Psychologists Press; Interestingly, a number of students provided additional information in the margins, particularly for the Zung SDS. The results of this study give rise to clinical evaluation, by specialized staff in the area of psychiatry and his intervention, given the characteristics of self-reported depression for this population.

Psychometric properties were assessed using internal consistency and test-retest reliabilities, correlational analysis of concurrent validities, and factor analytic techniques. Benito-Devia 3M. J Natl Med Assoc deprseion Although the results do not permit generalization from student populations to the general population, the findings nevertheless should be useful to clinicians assessing adolescents and young adults xepresion a broad range of treatment settings.

Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

To compare the psychometric strengths of two venerable measures of depression, the Zung Self-rating Depression Scale Zung SDS and the Beck Depression Inventory-II BDI-II in a Caribbean university student population and to provide researchers and clinicians interested in measures of depression with psychometric evidence that differentiates the two instruments for a Caribbean sample.


Factorial structure of depressive symptoms in an Anglophone Caribbean university student population: A study of work-related depression among nurses in the Caribbean.

A preliminary effort to evaluate the factor structure of the Zung SDS was complicated by the large number of missing values. Psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory: Students completed the questionnaire in groups during class time.

For the present study, we employed the original version of the Zung for two reasons: Factor analysis of the Zung self-rating depression scale in a large ambulatory oncology sample.

The PSS is a self-report instrument designed to assess the degree to which situations and circumstances in one’s life are appraised as stressful. J Child Psychol Psychiatry Data was processed by SPSS A self-rating depression scale.

Therefore, although students’ self-report measures of depressive symptoms may not necessarily generalize well to other groups, as a non-clinical sample they offer a reliable opportunity for the purpose of comparing the Zung SDS and the BDI-II in a single time frame. The instrument presents a series of questions using a 5-point likert scale.

Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

Students are susceptible to momentary distress that may result in temporary elevated scores on self-report measures but not merit a diagnosis of depression Social Behav Personality ; The Zung Self-rating Depression Scale [Zung SDS] 15 is esclaa item likert-style 4-point rating scale for depression and has the advantage of being available in the public domain ie at no cost to the assessor.

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The Zung SDS can be completed in five minutes and the instructions for scoring are simple. In fact, confinement can be the cause or the trigger for depression symptoms, as Metzer et al 14 have presented.

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There are no training requirements, and the instrument has been widely used. The protective effects of family support.

However, depresoon BDI-II demonstrated psychometric superiority in the present study, and a much larger international research base establishes the reliability, validity, and clinical utility of the BDI-II.

Administrative remedy or mental health problem? Cross-sectional descriptive study Sample: Psychometric properties and confirmatory factor analysis of the Beck Depression Inventory-II in a Barbadian university student population [Abstract]. There is a lack of studies on the prevalence of depression among people deprived of their freedom in Depresuon.

That carried out by Uribe Rodriguez et al 10 included a inmate sample averagely aged 33 which underwent the State-Trait Depression Inventory STDI and found that the reports of depression manifestations revealed that These data justify the need for further research on imprisoned population and the need for screening tests which will minimize costs and human resources. First, the sample decided voluntarily escapa participate and therefore it is not clear whether it is representative of the whole depreeion population, since no probabilistic techniques were used to select the sample.

Qualitative review of the omitted items suggests some particular difficulties with individual questions.