The Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS): detecting anxiety disorder and depression in employees absent from work because of mental health problems.

@article{Nieuwenhuijsen2003TheDA,
  title={The Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS): detecting anxiety disorder and depression in employees absent from work because of mental health problems.},
  author={Karen Nieuwenhuijsen and Angela G. E. M. de Boer and Jos Verbeek and Roland W. B. Blonk and Frank J. H. van Dijk},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          i77-82
        }
}
AIMS To (1) evaluate the psychometric properties and (2) examine the ability to detect cases with anxiety disorder and depression in a population of employees absent from work because of mental health problems. METHODS Internal consistency, construct validity, and criterion validity of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS) were assessed. Furthermore, the ability to identify anxiety disorders or depression was evaluated by calculating posterior probabilities of these disorders following… CONTINUE READING
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