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Checklists for general practitioner diagnosis of depression in adults with intellectual disability

Torr, J., Iacono, T., Graham, M. J., Galea, J.,

Academic Literature

2008

In Australia, diagnosis and management of depression in adults with intellectual disability (ID) often occurs within the primary care setting. Few tools are available to assist general practitioners (GPs) in the diagnostic process. The study aim was to assess properties of carer and GP checklists developed to address this problem. Data from carer and GP checklists were gathered. The two checklists were consistent. The carer checklist shows promise as a means of gathering information needed by a GP in the diagnosis of depression in adults with ID. Further research into its underlying properties and clinical uses of a combined depression checklist is needed.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Health and wellbeing, Sector development and sustainability

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