Das ALs-Depressionsinventar (ADI): Ein fragebogen zur messung von depression bei degenerativen neurologischen erkrankungen (amyotrophe lateralsklerose)

Translated title of the contribution: The ALS Depression Inventory (ADI): A questionnaire to assess depression in patients with neurodegenerative dieases (amyotropic lateral sclerosis)

Andrea Kübler, Susanne Winter, Jochen Kaiser, Niels Birbaumer, Martin Hautzinger

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Abstract

Background: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease which leads to complete motor paralysis. Depressive mood shortens survival time in ALS patients. Thus far depression in ALS patients has been measured quantitatively using inventories that do not take into account the specific situation of increasing physical impairment culminating in total motor paralysis, artificial feeding, and ventilation. Objective: The development of an inventory to assess depressive symptoms in such patients. Methods: Healthy participants (96), ALS patients (76), and patients with a depressive disorder (56) were presented with a newly designed inventory. On the basis of the results obtained the inventory was reduced to 12 items (ADI-12), Results: Depressive symptoms were found in 75% of the ALS patients. ALS patients were significantly less depressed than patients with a depressive disorder. Conclusions: Depressive symptoms occur in ALS patients. The ADI-12 measures depressive symptoms in severly paralyzed patients.

Translated title of the contributionThe ALS Depression Inventory (ADI): A questionnaire to assess depression in patients with neurodegenerative dieases (amyotropic lateral sclerosis)
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalZeitschrift fur Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Depression disorder
  • Diagnosis
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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