Short Tilte:Depression measures in outcomes research
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):00, 81, 12, S2, S53-S62
Article reviewing and evaluating measures used to screen for depression in disability outcomes research. The review focuses on the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies - Depression scale (CES-D). Other screening measures examined include the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Depression Adjective Check List (DACL), Talbieh Brief Distress Inventory (TBDI), Medical-Based Emotional Distress Scale (MEDS), Sickness Impact Profile (SIP), and the SF-36. The authors find that some problems exist with the application of these measures to persons with disabilities (e.g., overlap between symptoms of depression and indicators of physical impairment). Further evaluation of the psychometric properties of these measures among persons with disabilities is recommended.