Appropriateness of the Ilfeld psychiatric symptom index as a screening tool for depressive symptomatology in persons with spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Appropriateness of the Ilfeld psychiatric symptom index as a screening tool for depressive symptomatology in persons with spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45951.
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2002, vol. 25, issue 2, pp 129-132
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study compared the efficacy of the Ilfeld Psychiatric Symptom Index to the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale in identifying depressive symptoms in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Thirty-nine subjects SCI and 20 age-matched control subjects completed both screening measures and total scores for both scales were analyzed. Results showed a low level of agreement between scales. The Ilfeld classified 79 percent of the SCI group and 75 percent of the controls as depressed, whereas 8 percent of the SCI group and none of the controls were depressed according to the Zung scale. The Ilfeld screens for a broad range of symptoms; however, the somatic symptom items may have caused an overestimation of psychologic symptoms in both the SCI and control groups.
Author(s):
Campagnolo, Denise I.; Filart, Rosemarie A.; Millis, Scott R.; Lann, Danielle E.
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