Person—type of psychological distress, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Type of psychological distress
METeOR identifier:634032
Registration status:Health, Standard 28/04/2016
Definition:

The type of psychological distress experienced by a person, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—type of psychological distress

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Tired out for no good reason
2Nervous
3So nervous that nothing could calm you down
4Hopeless
5Restless or fidgety
6So restless that you could not sit still
7Depressed
8Like everything was an effort
9So sad that nothing could cheer you up
10Worthless

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This question is sourced from the Kessler-10 (K-10). The scale consists of ten questions about non-specific psychological distress and seeks to measure the level of current anxiety and depressive symptoms a person may have experienced in the four weeks prior to interview.

 

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data element should be used in conjunction with the data elements: Person—frequency of symptoms, code N and Person—level of psychological distress, K-10 score of psychological distress code N.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Person—frequency of symptoms, code N Health, Standard 28/04/2016

See also Person—level of psychological distress, K-10 score of psychological distress code N Health, Standard 28/04/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Psychological distress cluster Health, Standard 28/04/2016