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K-10 score of psychological distress code N

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term634146
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 28/04/2016
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Score on the K-10 scale measuring levels of psychological distress.

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:K-10 score
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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1Low (score of 10-19)
2Mild (score of 20-24)
3Moderate (score of 25-29)
4Severe (score of 30-50)
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9Not stated/inadequately described

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This item records the score on the Kessler -10 (K-10), which is a standardised measure of non-specific psychological distress. The K-10 is based on questions about the level of nervousness, agitation, psychological fatigue and depression during the last 4 weeks. It is designed to discriminate between those people who have a serious mental illness and those who do not.


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

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