desc2: Depression Screening DESC-II

Description Format References See Also Examples

Description

A dataset containing the responses of 799 patients (indication group psychiatry, otolaryngology, cardiology, neurology) to the short form DESC-II with 10 items. There are 5 response categories from 0 = never to 4 = always. A higher score is supposed to mean a higher depression.

Format

A data frame with 799 rows and 14 variables.

code

id number of the patient

group

a factor with levels psychiatry, otolaryngology, cardiology, neurology for the indication group of the patient.

gender

a factor with levels female, male of the patient.

agegroup

a factor with levels 18-34, 35-49, 50-59, 60-87 for the age of the patient.

DESC_2_1

feeling not to be needed

DESC_2_2

loss of interest in other people

DESC_2_3

disheartened

DESC_2_4

no pleasure doing things

DESC_2_5

feeling to be no good

DESC_2_6

uninspired

DESC_2_7

pessimistic

DESC_2_8

discouraged

DESC_2_9

withdrawal

DESC_2_10

thinking of taking one's life

References

Forkmann et al. (2009) Development and validation of the Rasch-based Depression Screening (DESC) using Rasch analysis and structural equation modelling. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry, 40(3): 468-78.

See Also

http://psychometrikon.de/inhalt/suchen/test.php?id=000000000000000000000000000003

Examples

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