This is a 10-item questionnaire intended to yield a global measure of distress based on questions about anxiety and depressive symptoms that a person has experienced in the most recent 4 week period. K10 Score: Likelihood of having a mental disorder (psychological distress) ▪ 10 - 19 Likely to be well. ▪ 20 - 24 Likely to have a mild disorder. ▪ 25 - 29 Likely to have a moderate disorder. ▪ 30 - 50 Likely to have a severe disorder.
Year: 2002 Authors: Kessler Disease: Obesity Outcome: Coping with the disease
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Measure: Coping with the disease
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 2
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Scale: Lower scores are better, scores range 10-50 Reference: Kessler, R. C., Andrews, G., Colpe, L. J., Hiripi, E., Mroczek, D. K., Normand, S. L., Walters, E. E., & Zaslavsky, A. M. (2002). Short screening scales to monitor population prevalences and trends in non-specific psychological distress. Psychological medicine, 32(6), 959–976.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Unclear 10.1017/s0033291702006074