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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Manual for the STAI. Considering that the largest demographic group in the sample was unmarried women, questions specifically querying sexual activity may dfpresion been uncomfortable or even taboo for some respondents.

Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

In our study we have used Zung self-rating scale which does escxla ensure the diagnosis of depression on its own and therefore must be correlated with clinical assessment. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol ; 7: Psychometric properties and confirmatory factor analysis of the Beck Depression Inventory-II in a Barbadian university student population [Abstract].

Prevalence of mental disorder in remand prisoners. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Consulting Psychologists Press; For the present study, we employed the original version of the Zung for two reasons: Factor structure, concurrent validity, and internal consistency of the Beck Depression Inventory-second edition in a sample of college students. Cross-sectional descriptive study Sample: The manual reports strong reliability in North American populations eg strong internal consistency alphas ranging from 0.


Zung self-rating depression scale was used 7which is a short self-administered survey which includes 20 items exploring symptoms related to depressive episodes two items for affective symptoms, eight for cognitive and somatic symptoms and two for psychomotor symptoms ; there are ten ewcala worded and ten negatively worded questions.

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

Factor analysis of the Zung self-rating depression scale in a large ambulatory oncology sample. The Zung SDS can be completed in five minutes and the instructions for scoring are simple. In the present sample, alpha for the PSS was 0.

The Zung SDS was developed as a short, simple and quantitative self-report measure of depression. 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. In fact, confinement can be the cause or the trigger for depression symptoms, as Metzer et al 14 have presented. Manizales – Colombiam Text received: West Indian Med J ; 56 Suppl 1: In Colombia this scale has been used in a number of studies and has been validated in university population 22 and among the general population in Bucaramanga 23even with adolescents There were no statistically significant difference between the appearance of depression symptoms and other variables under study.

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Validation of Zung’s self-rating depression scale among the Colombian general population.

Validación de la escala de Zung para depresión en universitarias de Bucaramanga, Colombia

Therefore, although students’ self-report measures of depressive symptoms may not necessarily generalize well to other groups, as a non-clinical sample they offer a reliable opportunity for the purpose of comparing the Zung SDS and the BDI-II in a single time frame.

Department of Public Health This paper has been funded by Colciencias within the project “Effectiveness of a synchronous vs.

Mental health problems and help-seeking behaviour among college students. The instrument presents a series of questions using a 5-point likert scale.


The Zung scale in the management of fatigue in Trinidadian family practice patients. Missing value analyses and corrected item-total correlations are also reported for each scale. The range of possible scores is 0 to The manual suggests the following cutoff scores: A screening of Department of Mental Health 5. A global measure of perceived stress.

The British Journal of Psychiatry. BMJ ; Clin Psychol Rev ; 8: