Disaster-Related Psychological Screening Test

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The DRPST is a rapid screening scale for major depressive episode and posttraumatic stress disorder. It was designed initially for effective and rapid screening of major depression and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for disaster survivors; screening for major depression is also suitable for the general population based on DSM-IV criteria. One study in Taiwan used the 12-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) and the Disaster-Related Psychological Screening Test (DRPST) to assess the quality of life and prevalence of depression in 832 police officers in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The results showed that the estimated rate of probable major depression among the police officers was 21.6% (180/832).


Public Health General Population Major Depression Social Policy Health Survey 
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