Psychometric evaluation of the Signs of Depression Scale with a revised scoring mechanism in stroke patients with communicative impairment

Authors Thóra Hafsteinsdóttir , Mariska van Dijk , JM de Man-Van Ginkel , Marieke Schuurmans
Published in Clinical rehabilitation
Publication date 31 December 2017
Research groups Chronic Diseases
Type Article


Cross-sectional multicentre study to investigate (1) the diagnostic value of the Signs of Depression Scale (SODS) in a Likert scale format and (2) whether the Likert scale improves the diagnostic value compared with the original dichotomous scale. A total of 116 consecutive hospitalized stroke patients, of whom 53 were patients with communicative impairment.


Language English
Published in Clinical rehabilitation
Year and volume 2017 12
Key words depressie, communicatiestoornis, screening, beroerte
Page range 1653-1663

Thóra Hafsteinsdóttir