Duke-AD — Duke Anxiety-Depression Scale

George R. Parkerson, Jr., M.D.

George R. Parkerson, Jr., M.D.

The Duke Anxiety-Depression Scale (Duke-AD) is a seven-item self-report questionnaire for detecting the risk of major anxiety and/or depression at a given point in time.

The Duke-AD measures psychological symptoms (nervousness, depressed feelings), self-esteem (give up too easily, comfortable around people), somatic symptoms (sleeping, fatigue), and cognition (difficulty concentrating).

It can be completed by the respondent or by an interviewer. It is user-friendly because of its small number of brief, easy-to-understand questions, with only three response options for each question

The Duke-AD is a subscale of the 17-item Duke Health Profile.


Duke-AD — Duke Anxiety-Depression Scale

Scores: Overall anxiety and/or depression

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