Journal article

The Psychometric Properties of the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Self-Report (QIDS-SR) in Patients with HBV-Related Liver Disease.

Mei Liu, Yuanyuan Wang, Jing Zhao, Sujun Zheng, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Zhong-Ping Duan, Yutao Xiang

Shanghai Arch Psychiatry | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Comorbid depression in Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is common. Developing accurate and time- efficient tools to measure depressive symptoms in HBV is important for research and clinical practice in China. AIMS: This study tested the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the 16-item Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (QIDS-SR) in HBV patients. METHODS: The study recruited 245 depressed patients with HBV and related liver disease. The severity of depressive symptoms was assessed with the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) and the QIDS-SR. RESULTS: Internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) was 0.796 for QIDS-SR. The QIDS-SR total score was significantly..

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