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Facilitating the achievement of optimal wellness for renal disease patients

 

Depression Scales and Screens

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Following are some general resources and tools that may be helpful in the
assessment of the functional status of persons with chronic kidney disease:

 




Geriatric Depression Scale

The Geriatric Depression Scale (short form) is available at http://www.stanford.edu/~yesavage/GDS.html

The Beck Depression Inventory Fast Screen (BDI-FS)

The Beck Depression Inventory Fast Screen (BDI-FS) for medical patients is copyrighted and is available for a fee from Pearson (formerly Hartcourt Assessment).


The Physicians Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9 )

The Physicians Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9 ) is copyrighted, and is available in English and Spanish. To read and agree to the terms of usage, locate scoring instructions and register for download go to http://www.depression-primarycare.org/clinicians/toolkits/ .

The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale-Short Form (CESD-SF)

The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale-Short Form (CESD-SF) QOL tool is used to measure current depressive symptoms. Items on the short forms contain simple vocabulary in short sentences. The CESD-SF can be administered by self-report or interview. A pdf version is available for download at http://patienteducation.stanford.edu/research/cesd10.pdf .




RAND Depression Screener

RAND Depression Screener was developed for RAND's Partners in Care study. This self-administered depression screener is available in both English and Spanish versions. http://www.rand.org/health/surveys_tools/depression/index.html