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. 

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