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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The primary objective of this study is to assess the presence or absence of depressive symptoms among males deprived of their freedom in a city of Colombia by means of Zung self-rating depression scale.

Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

This scale has been used as a predictor of coping and has generally good reliability eg coefficient alpha values approaching 0. Leal M, Salazar R. Metzner JL, Fellner J. Further research should include samples more diverse in terms of age, gender and setting.

Comparison of corrected item-total correlations and missing value analyses se that many Zung SDS items are problematic. Psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory: Future research should consider utilizing a clinical sample of patients attending both public clinics and private practice offices, which would provide support for expanded use esxala both research and practice.

The Beck Depression Inventory BDI is one of the most thoroughly researched self-report depression inventories with both clinical and non-clinical samples That carried out by Uribe Rodriguez et al 10 included a inmate sample averagely aged 33 which underwent the State-Trait Depression Inventory STDI and found that the reports of depression manifestations revealed that Depress Anxiety ; A preliminary effort to evaluate the factor structure of the Zung SDS was complicated by the large number of missing values.


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. This analysis proved problematic largely as a function of missing values. All in all it is necessary to underline the relevance of depression as a risk factor for suicide.

Escals BDI instruments are the most widely researched measure of depression. Ministerio de Salud; West Indian Med J ; 56 Suppl 1: Some behaviors can be associated to mental disorders yet they are not identified as such since professionals, mostly custodial, are poorly trained and lack the resources to manage these disorders individually 4.

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Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

J Adol Health ; This paper does not evaluate sensitivity and specificity; nonetheless, researchers interested in measures of depressive symptoms and clinicians looking for a tool to assess depression in Barbados can be confident in the strong psychometric properties of the BDI-II demonstrated thus far. Volunteers received no compensation; participation was subject to informed consent.

In line with this, Singleton, referenced by Shaw and Humber, found that one of every seven inmates also presented psychotic disorder Students are susceptible to momentary distress that may result in temporary elevated scores on self-report measures but not merit a diagnosis of depression This paper has been funded by Colciencias within the project “Effectiveness of a synchronous vs.


Resultados preliminares del estudio nacional de salud mental Colombia Journal of Clinical Psychology. The Zung SDS is an attractive option economically, because the instrument is in the public domain and, therefore, may be copied and administered without concern for copyright. However, the manual indicates that these ranges can be adjusted based on the characteristics of the sample. A second area of concern is the wording of the four response categories on the Zung SDS.

Cross-sectional descriptive study Sample: In our study we have used Zung self-rating scale which does not ensure the diagnosis of depression on its own and therefore must be correlated with clinical assessment.

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

Later this scale was used as a screening tool, with xung usefulness.

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

Infant Behav Dev ; To assess depressive symptoms in men deprived from freedom in a prison in a Colombian intermediate city. J Am Eepresion Psychiatry Law. A recent prevalence study carried out in 5 prisons in Northeastern United States 2concluded a prevalence of moderate to severe mental disorder of Higher scores reflect higher reported levels of stress.