Depression screening tool for Indigenous Australians

A tool used to screen a person’s risk of depression has been modified for older Indigenous Australians who live in the Kimberley.

Professor Leon Flicker and colleagues, with help from community assistants, re-worded and translated the questions to be culturally acceptable for Indigenous Australians from the Kimberley.

The modified tool was tested. Those identified using the tool as at-risk of depression had their diagnosis confirmed by a consultant psychiatrist.

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