Development and cross-cultural testing of the International Depression Symptom Scale (IDSS): a measurement instrument designed to represent global presentations of depression

@inproceedings{Haroz2017DevelopmentAC,
  title={Development and cross-cultural testing of the International Depression Symptom Scale (IDSS): a measurement instrument designed to represent global presentations of depression},
  author={Emily E. Haroz and J. Bass and Crystal Lee and Shoon So Oo and Keh-chung Lin and B. Kohrt and Lynn Michalopolous and Amanda J. Nguyen and Paul Bolton},
  booktitle={Global mental health},
  year={2017}
}
Background Self-report measurement instruments are commonly used to screen for mental health disorders in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC). The Western origins of most depression instruments may constitute a bias when used globally. Western measures based on the DSM, do not fully capture the expression of depression globally. We developed a self-report scale design to address this limitation, the International Depression Symptom Scale-General version (IDSS-G), based on empirical evidence… CONTINUE READING
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