The Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-the Self Report Romanian version

Elmar Hackl, Bogdan Tulbure, Bogdan Tulbure
2016 Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology   unpublished
Clinical depression is a debilitating disorder affecting a significant percentage of population. In this context, having reliable screening instruments for depression represents a major advantage. A widely used screening tool is the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Self-Report version (QIDS-SR). The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric proprieties of the Romanian version of QIDS-SR as a diagnostic measure for depression. The data were collected from Romanian adult
more » ... rticipants (N = 148) who expressed interest in an online therapeutic program for depression. Our sample included both normal (N = 48) and clinically depressed (N = 100) participants. Diagnostic assessments were conducted using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV. The Romanian QIDS-SR demonstrated high convergent validity with Beck Depression Inventory-II (r=.83) and good internal consistency (α=.74). Receiver operating characteristics analysis demonstrated satisfactory diagnostic validity for the QIDS-SR. The optimal ratio between sensitivity and specificity was set at 15 for the QIDS-SR. It was concluded that QIDS-SR represents an adequate, useful and cost-effective screening instrument for clinical depression in Romania.