The scale contains 17 items, each scored on a five-point scale ranging from 1–5.
Year: 2005 Authors: Polonsky et al. Disease: T2DM Outcome: Quality of life
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Measure: Psychological distress
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 15
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Scale: Lower scores are better, scores range 17–85 Reference: Polonsky, W. H., Fisher, L., Earles, J., Dudl, R. J., Lees, J., Mullan, J., & Jackson, R. A. (2005). Assessing psychosocial distress in diabetes: development of the diabetes distress scale. Diabetes care, 28(3), 626–631.
Target population: General population Focus Disease specific Notes Diabetes patients Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: No 10.2337/diacare.28.3.626

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