Attitude Survey: Depression
One of the most widely controversial and contemporary issues in today’s world revolves around depression and the increasing numbers of individuals who are diagnosed with depression. It may benefit some patients and even clinicians to conduct a quick and easy depression survey before they get into a costly affair. Although, a more effective measurement would require a more elaborate testing measure, the depression survey designed will determine quite simply if further assessments and testing is needed for depression. In this paper, the steps taken to create and design this survey are provided along with the purpose of the survey, the preliminary design issues experienced during its creation, and instructions for administering, scoring, and interpreting the survey. The creation of a survey must first begin with a plan and a purpose. A survey, just like a test will provide information in the form of measurement related to a particular subject. Because depression is a common issue and can be measured by an attitude survey the creation of this particular survey first began here. The plan for the survey is to act as a quick and handy reference to clinicians and patients who feel that depression may be a factor in mental care or treatment. The test is simple, easy to administer, easy to understand, and can be used for men and women of all ages. With these things in mind, the following purpose statement was created, “The Depression Survey is designed to conveniently and quickly measure some of the main symptoms of depression among patients who feel they may have or struggle with depression.” From the name and purpose, the survey then required some consideration of preliminary design issues. This particular test will produce one score, it can be administered to a group or individuals, and incorporated the use of select response. In fact this particular survey is designed like the Lilkert-type format which gives testers five options to...
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