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The Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale is a depression measure designed by William WK Zung to assess the level of depression for patients diagnosed with depressive disorder.

The Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale is a short self administered survey to quantify the depressed status of a patient. There are 20 items on the scale that rate the four common characteristics of depression: the pervasive effect, the physiological equivalents, other disturbances, and psychomotor activities.

There are ten positively worded and ten negatively worded questions. Each question is scored on a scale of 1-4 (a little of the time, some of the time, good part of the time, most of the time).

The scores range from 25-100.

  • 25-49 Normal Range
  • 50-59 Mildly Depressed
  • 60-69 Moderately Depressed
  • 70 and above Severely Depressed

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DissertationsEdit

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