The BASDEC is a valid screening tool for depressive symptomatology in elderly medically ill patients. It consists of a 19-item deck of cards, self-administrated as true or false and I do not know response. Two items are weighted two points, with a maximum score of 21. A score of 7 or above suggests a case of depression.
Year: 1992 Authors: Adshead Disease: COPD Outcome: Coping with the disease, including depression and anxiety
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Measure: Depression
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 0
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Scale: Lower scores are better, scores range 1 -21 Reference: Adshead, F., Cody, D. D., & Pitt, B. (1992). BASDEC: a novel screening instrument for depression in elderly medical inpatients. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 305(6850), 397.
Target population: Elderly Focus Generic Translations available: Unclear Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Unclear 10.1136/bmj.305.6850.397