CONTEXT: The person with Chronic Kidney Disease is subjected to stress, anxiety and depression. The Depression Anxiety Stress Scale is validated in Portugal, but not for people with Chronic Kidney Disease. OBJECTIVE: To assess the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version Depression Anxiety Stress Scale, in people with chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis. METHOD: Methodological study. A representative sample of 171 people Chronic Kidney Disease underwent hemodialysis in two clinics in the region of Lisbon, Portugal was obtained. Data was collected from May to June 2015. The psychometric properties were evaluated: Validity (construct, convergent and discriminant), reliability (α Cronbach) and stability (test-retest). RESULTS: The model of the three factors of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale is not completely adjusted to people with Chronic Kidney Disease. The two-dimensional model "Depression" and "Stress / Anxiety" fits the person with Chronic Kidney Disease undergoing hemodialysis, which allows for reliable and stable measures. CONCLUSIONS: The measures of "Depression" and "Stress / Anxiety" derived from the DASS 21 are valid and reproducible in people with Chronic Kidney Disease when using questionnaires and interviews.
|Translated title of the contribution||Depression Anxiety Stress Scale in people with chronic kidney disease|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Revista Portuguesa de Enfermagem de Saúde Mental|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2017|
- Renal insufficiency chronic
- Validation studies