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Content Validation of the Adult Depression Diagnostic Protocol (ADDP) Alpha Version®

Health service professionals find it hard to diagnose depression, for it is camouflaged in symptoms present in other diseases. As a consequence, depression is still underdiagnosed. To facilitate the diagnosis of depression, especially in the context of mental health, there is an instrument called Adult Depression Diagnostic Protocol (ADDP), which was elaborated by specialists in mental health. This work, therefore, aims to present the content validation of the ADDP by health professionals. Thus it was conducted a cross-sectional, descriptive study of quantitative and qualitative data for validation of the content from ADDP as an instrument projected to diagnose depression. The research was conducted in 2019 and had a sample of 23 participants, 56.6% of whom were female, 43.5% of brown skin color, 56.5% newly-graduated in the health area, 43.5% nurses, and 43.5% working in primary health care. In addition, considering the method of evaluation of the tested content, the ADDP presented 95.65% ≤ AP ≥ 1.00 and 0.98 ≤ CVI ≤ 1. It is concluded that the ADDP is a reliable and effective instrument for the diagnosis of depression in adults. It is worth mentioning, however, that health professionals should be able to correctly apply this instrument in patients treated in health services.

Depression, Adult Depression Diagnostic Protocol (ADDP), Psychiatric Nursing, Clinical Psychology and Mental Health

APA Style

Fagner Alfredo Ardisson Cirino Campos, Fabio Biasotto Feitosa, Luciano Alves Bezerra. (2022). Content Validation of the Adult Depression Diagnostic Protocol (ADDP) Alpha Version®. International Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 8(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijnpt.20220801.11

ACS Style

Fagner Alfredo Ardisson Cirino Campos; Fabio Biasotto Feitosa; Luciano Alves Bezerra. Content Validation of the Adult Depression Diagnostic Protocol (ADDP) Alpha Version®. Int. J. Neurol. Phys. Ther. 2022, 8(1), 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnpt.20220801.11

AMA Style

Fagner Alfredo Ardisson Cirino Campos, Fabio Biasotto Feitosa, Luciano Alves Bezerra. Content Validation of the Adult Depression Diagnostic Protocol (ADDP) Alpha Version®. Int J Neurol Phys Ther. 2022;8(1):1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnpt.20220801.11

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