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ERIC Number: EJ866812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1931-5864
The Sensitivity and Specificity of Depression Screening Tools among Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Ailey, Sarah H.
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v2 n1 p45-64 2009
This study describes the validity and the sensitivity and specificity of depression screening tools among adults with intellectual and disabilities (ID). Subjects (N = 75) were interviewed with the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) and the Glasgow Depression Scale for People with a Learning Disability (GDS-LD) and also completed a clinical interview with the Psychiatric Assessment Schedule for Adults with Developmental Disabilities 10 (PAS-ADD 10). Comparing screening results to clinical interview, the area under the Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve of the BDI-II is 0.90 and of the GDS-LD is 0.90. The sensitivity for the BDI-II is 89% and specificity 82% (score = 11). The sensitivity of the GDS-LD is 89% and specificity 82% (score = 13). Sensitivity and specificity are sufficient to identify individuals with ID who need depression treatment referral and who are suitable to participate in depression intervention research. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory