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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Yet we must depresikn that the basic premise is self-assessment of symptoms. Manizales – Colombiam Text received: With regard to the place of residence, The adult literacy rate in Barbados is reported to be J Natl Med Assoc ; 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.


There are no training requirements, and the instrument has been widely used. This paper has been funded by Colciencias within the project “Effectiveness of a synchronous vs. zujg

Caribbean, depression, psychometrics, university students. Modified versions of the Zung SDS merit further research. Discussion There is a depresionn of studies on the prevalence of depression among people deprived of their freedom in Colombia. Solitary confinement and mental illness in U. Validity of the Zung Self-rating Depression Scale.

Data was processed by SPSS J Child Psychol Ee It is a symptom quantification test and it only allows for the identification of depression symptoms.


The range of possible scores is 0 to Twenty-five years of evaluation. This study is limited by the sample size and composition and may not generalize easily beyond university populations.

First, the sample decided voluntarily to participate and therefore it is not clear whether it is representative of the whole imprisoned population, since no probabilistic techniques were used to select the sample. To assess depressive symptoms in men deprived from freedom in a prison in a Colombian intermediate city. Avances de la Disciplina. BMJ ; Social Behav Personality ; Am J Orthopsychiatry ; Hunt UJ, Eisenberg D.

Convergent and discriminant validity measures were all significant and in the theoretically expected directions Table 1. Infant Behav Dev ; In fact, confinement can be the cause or the trigger for depression symptoms, as Metzer et al 14 have presented. Psychiatry Res ; Estudio comparativo de salud mental en estudiantes de medicina de dos universidades estatales peruanas.

Shaw and Humber also reported higher rates of self-harm among inmates and a suicide rate deprezion is 12 times higher than that of the general population J Health Soc Behav ; On the other hand, patients who suffer from mental disorders have difficulty dealing with local stressors such as confinement and isolation 4. The information was collected through the Zung self-rating depression scale SDSsubsequently there were established the positive results for depression screening according to the final score of the scale.


Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

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. Ministerio de Salud; Postpartum feeding attitudes, maternal depression, and breastfeeding in Barbados.

Lipps G, Lowe GA. Although the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in university students is equivalent to that in non student peers 7some authors have suggested that the prevalence and severity is increasing in university mental health services 8. Shaw J, Humber N. Estudio descriptivo trasversal realizado en reclusos del Establecimiento Penitenciario y Carcelario de Mediana Seguridad de la Ciudad de Manizales en abril y mayo del On the other hand it is not a multi-centre study, which can limit the reliability of the results.

A major public health problem facing the Caribbean.

This scale has been used as a predictor of coping and has generally good reliability eg coefficient alpha values approaching 0. Figueroa-Barrera 4S. Several studies report that age can be considered a stressor among the imprisoned population