Testing of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to develop the Arabic version of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (A-HADS) and test its psychometric proprieties for the assessment of anxiety and depression in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHOD: The A-HADS and Quality of Life Index Pulmonary version were completed by 67 Jordanian patients with COPD. RESULTS: Cronbach's alpha coefficient has been found to be 0.75 for the A-HADS anxiety subscale and 0.82 for the A-HADS depression subscale. A-HADS scores correlated significantly with the Quality of Life Index Pulmonary version and demonstrated construct validity. IMPLICATIONS: This preliminary validation study supports the A-HADS as a reliable and valid instrument for the assessment of anxiety and depression in Arabic speaking patients with COPD.
Al-Gamal E. Testing of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. International journal of nursing knowledge. 2017;28(2):94-9
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Measure does not require training
Less than 5 min