Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale

This scale can be used by health and social care providers to assess levels of depression and anxiety in people affected by Parkinson's.

Topic
Service improvement
Symptoms
Treatments and medication
Stage
Complex
End of life
Maintenance
Resource type
Tools
Profession
Doctor (Geriatrician)
Doctor (GP)
Doctor (Neurologist)
GP
Nurse (other)
Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)
Psychiatrist
Psychologist
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Depression and anxiety are two of the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's.

The brief and simple 14 question Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) scale can be used by health and social care providers to assess levels of depression and anxiety in people affected by Parkinson's.

Originally developed for use in hospitals, the HADS scale can also be used in general practice settings. (Snaith & Zigmond 1983)

HADS materials are only officially available in paper form at the time of writing.

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