THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELF-REPORTED AND CLINICIAN RATED ASSESSMENT OF DEPRESSION IN CLINICALLY DEPRESSED PATIENTS

Self-Reported and Clinician Assessment of Depression

  • Rashid Qayyum Combined Military Hospital Peshawar Pakistan
  • Salma Siddiqui National University of Sciences &Technology (NUST), Islamabad Pakistan
Keywords: Depression, Indigenous, Psychometrics, Self- report measures, SSDS

Abstract

Objective: The study examines the relationship between a clinician rated measure Hamilton Rating Depression Scale (HRSD) and indigenously developed self-reported Siddiqui-Shah Depression Scale (SSDS) in clinically depressed and matched control group. Study Design: Correlational design. Place and Duration of Study: Data was collected over a span of 6 month from Department of Psychiatry Pakistan Naval Ship (PNS) Shifa Karachi and Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Malir, Karachi Material and Methods: A purposive sample of forty-seven patients from psychiatry department and thirty-six participants in the matched group were first screened on DSM-IV criteria independently by a psychologist, and then assessed on HRSD by the psychiatrist followed by assessment of depression on SSDS by the participants. Results: SSDS has significant relationship with HRSD for both matched group (r=.74, p<.001) and depressed group (r=.38, p<.01). SSDS also indicates moderate sensitivity index (.79) and a significant specificity index (.89). Conclusion: Self-report measure (SSDS) correlates significantly with clinician rated assessment measure (HRSD); it also demonstrates psychometric properties to be recommended for screening depression in general practice.

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Published
2016-04-30
How to Cite
Qayyum, R., & Siddiqui, S. (2016). THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELF-REPORTED AND CLINICIAN RATED ASSESSMENT OF DEPRESSION IN CLINICALLY DEPRESSED PATIENTS. PAFMJ, 66(2), 221-24. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/492
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