The GADS is a simple diagnostic tool, developed specifically to find out the probability that a state of anxiety or depression will occur. Anxiety and depression subscores can be obtained seperately. GADS is a 18-item, unweighted summed score measuring anxiety and depression based on the Goldberg anxiety and depression inventory
Year: 1988 Authors: Goldberg Disease: COPD Outcome: Coping with the disease, including depression and anxiety
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Measure: Anxiety
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Lower scores are better Reference: Goldberg, D., Bridges, K., Duncan-Jones, P., & Grayson, D. (1988). Detecting anxiety and depression in general medical settings. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 297(6653), 897–899.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Medical examination Licence needed: Unclear 10.1136/bmj.297.6653.897