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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We have found a high prevalence in our study, more specifically a prevalence of There is evidence for this worldwide with significant studies carried out in Japan 16Peru 17 and Greece Consulting Psychologists Press; Therefore the test allows for the identification of depression symptoms escaoa not of their severity.

Interam J Psychol ; It is clear that the dramatically lower response rates to the Zung SDS raise serious questions about the adequacy of items. The Zung SDS can be completed in five minutes and the instructions for scoring are simple.

Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

However, item analysis and factor analytic procedures reveal serious psychometric problems with the Zung SDS. Department of Public Health 2. In fact, confinement can be the cause or ddpresion trigger for depression symptoms, as Metzer et al 14 have presented.

The British Journal of Psychiatry.

Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale – Wikipedia

The present study is part of an ongoing effort to establish valid, convenient, and cost-effective measures of depression and anxiety for use in the Anglophone Caribbean 27, dperesion Bivariate analysis according to the nature of the variables under study was further carried out.


Depression and the nature of Trinidadian family practice: A major public health problem facing the Caribbean. Psychiatry Res ; Psychometric properties with a Puerto Rican sample of college students. This may be a function of both wording and content of items. Suicide and depression among college students: Research on university student populations has intrinsic merit, but research on other groups, particularly clinical populations, is important to further establish the utility of the BDI-II in the Caribbean.

The revision focussed particularly on DSM-IV criteria for depression with a stated goal of adding, eliminating, or reworking items to conform to diagnostic criteria. The Zung SDS is an attractive option economically, because the instrument is in the public domain and, therefore, may be copied and administered without concern for copyright.

Block J, Kremen EM. West Indian Med J ; The manual suggests the following cutoff scores: A recent prevalence study carried out in 5 prisons in Northeastern United States 2concluded a prevalence of moderate to severe mental disorder of Modified versions of the Zung SDS merit further research. Qualitative review of the omitted items suggests some particular difficulties with individual questions.

J Child Psychol Psychiatry Prevalencia de trastornos mentales y uso de servicios: Psychiatry, ; 3 Fazel S, Danesh J. Maternal depressive symptoms affect infant cognitive development in Barbados. That same paper found that Leal M, Salazar R.


Propuesta de una versión abreviada de la escala de Zung para depresión

Furthermore, the study by Birmingham et al 3 states that only one of every four patients with severe mental disorders was successfully identified upon imprisonment.

J Geriatr Escalw Neurol ; 7: Colombia now counts upon a new law on mental health as of January where full exercise of the right to mental health is ensured by eliminating access barriers and where special reference Article 4 is made to the implementation of Mental Health Care programs in custody centers.

Mental health problems and help-seeking behaviour among college students.

J Health Soc Behav ; Convergent and discriminant validity measures were all significant and in the theoretically expected esala Table 1. A self-rating depression scale. The present study provides empirical support for preferential use of the BDI-II to assess depression in Barbadian university students.

Psychometric properties were assessed using internal consistency and test-retest reliabilities, correlational analysis of concurrent validities, and factor analytic techniques. Estudio nacional de salud mental y consumo de escal psicoactivas.