Evaluation of the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Self Report (QIDS-SR) in a Spinal Cord Injury Population

Evaluation of the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Self Report (QIDS-SR) in a Spinal Cord Injury Population

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Spinal cord injury (SCI) is an acute and devastating event that results in significant and permanent life changes for the individuals who are injured, as well as their families and friends. Depression has received more attention from clinicians and researchers than any other psychological issue among persons with SCI. Measurement of depression in this population has a variety of methodological issues, including inconsistent assessments used (self-report versus clinical interviews), varying definitions of depression, inclusion and exclusion of physical symptoms in the assessment process, and use of measures that do not represent DSM-IV criteria for major depressive disorder. The primary goal of this study was to evaluate the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology - Self-Report (QIDS-SR) and provide descriptive analyses of this measure with persons with SCI. Results showed that somatic symptoms were more frequently endorsed than psychological symptoms in this population. Additionally, scores on the QIDS-SR were significantly associated with a depression diagnosis in the patient's medical chart. However, QIDS-SR scores were not found to be correlated inversely with quality of life scores as predicted. The QIDS-SR was shown to have good internal consistency and convergent validity with patients with SCI. However, it failed to demonstrate construct validity. The QIDS-SR has the potential to be a valid measure with this population and further analysis of the psychometric properties with patients with SCI is warranted.It was found that 30% of the sample qualified for a depressive disorder. Another study found that 44% of a sample of 32 patients met the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders a€“ 3rd edition (DSM-III, 1980) diagnostic criteria for a anbsp;...


Title:Evaluation of the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Self Report (QIDS-SR) in a Spinal Cord Injury Population
Author: Kristin Reed
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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