Kessler Psychological Distress Scale
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The Kessler psychological distress scale is a scale developed in 1992 for mental health screening in population surveys (Kessler & Mroczek, 1992). This is a nonspecific scale based on 10 questions about the level of anxiety and depressive symptoms a person may have experienced in the past 4 weeks.
Kessler psychological distress scale was designed by Professor Ronald C. Kessler from Harvard University as part of mental health component of the US National Health Interview Survey (Kessler & Mroczek, 1992). K10 questions relate to the level of anxietyand depressive symptoms: “In the past 4 weeks, about how often… 1) tired out for no good reason; 2) nervous; 3) so nervous that nothing could calm down; 4) hopeless; 5) restless or fidgety; 6) restless.. could not sit still; 7) depressed; 8) everything was an effort; 9) so sad nothing can cheer up; and 10) feel...
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