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The Depression impairment scale for parents (DISP): A new scale for the measurement of impairment in depressed parents

Lewis, Katie J, Elam, Kit, Sellers, Ruth, Rhoades, Kimberly, Bevan-Jones, Rhys, Thapar, Ajay Kumar, Rice, Frances, Collishaw, Stephan, Harold, Gordon Thomas and Thapar, Anita 2013. The Depression impairment scale for parents (DISP): A new scale for the measurement of impairment in depressed parents. Psychiatry Research 210 (3) , pp. 1184-1190. 10.1016/j.psychres.2013.08.001

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Abstract

Children of depressed parents are at increased risk of developing mood disorders but mechanisms of intrafamilial transmission are currently unclear. One rarely investigated area is the impact of depression on a parent's everyday functioning. Currently there are no validated assessments of depression-specific parental impairment. The creation of such a measure would complement depression symptom counts, providing a more comprehensive account of the parent's depression. We therefore aimed to develop a valid and reliable measure of impairment specifically associated with parental depression. In a longitudinal study of parents with recurrent unipolar depression and their offspring, we collected data from 337 parents. These participants completed the Depression Impairment Scale for Parents (DISP), a questionnaire assessing depression-associated impairment in multiple domains of functioning. Factor analysis revealed that this measure consisted of two factors - impairment in routine tasks/activities and impairment in family functioning - that together accounted for 51.04% of variance. The scale evidenced good internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha=0.82). The DISP also displayed good construct and criterion validity as evidenced by significant associations with established measures of depression severity and global impairment. These results demonstrate that the DISP is a valid and reliable measure of depression-associated impairment in parents.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child; Intrafamilial; Parent; Reliability; Validity adult; article; construct validity; criterion related validity; Depression Impairment Scale for Parents; disease severity; family functioning; female; functional disease; human; internal consistency; longitudinal study; major clinical study; major depression; male; parent; priority journal; rating scale; reliability
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0165-1781
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 02:54
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/75337

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