Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)
The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) is designed to measure anxiety and depression through a 10-item questionnaire. Each question pertains to an emotional state and each has a five-level response scale.
This instrument uses a consumer self-report measure making it a desirable method of assessment because it depends on the clinicians genuine pursuit to collect information about the patient's current condition. The instrument can be self-administered or interviewer-administrated and consumers' privacy should be insured when using this instrument.