Evaluation of the neurobehavioral functioning inventory as a depression screening tool after traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Evaluation of the neurobehavioral functioning inventory as a depression screening tool after traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J49770.
Journal:
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2005, vol. 20, issue 6, pp 512-526
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the feasibility of using the Neurobehavioral Functioning Inventory (NFI) for diagnosing depression in a rehabilitation setting. NFI depression scale items were compared with the diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD) obtained by the Structured Clinical Interview (SCID) for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) Axis I disorders. The SCID indicated that 50 percent of patients with TBI had at least one of the following in their lifetime: MDD, MDD due to general medical condition, dysthymia, or adjustment disorder with depressed mood. Analysis of the NFI items revealed that individuals with depression endorsed greater levels of problems than those without depression. The NFI appears to have good predictive value in diagnosing MDD.
Author(s):
Kennedy, Richard E.; Livingston, Lee; Riddick, Amy; Marwitz, Jennifer H.; Kreutzer, Jeffrey S.; Zasler, Nathan D.
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