The scale contains 17 items, each scored on a five-point scale ranging from 1–5.
Authors: Polonsky et al.
Outcome: Quality of life See more tools that use this outcomeMeasure: Psychological distress See more tools that use this measureNumber of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 15 See the RCTsScale: 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
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