What is the best way to evaluate patients for depression prior to enter cardiac rehab

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    We currently use CED-S (Radloff) to test our patient's for depression prior to them starting their exercise program. There has to be a more efficient way, that is user friendly. Any suggests?

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    Let me move this to the Cardiac Nursing Forum where you will get some answers.
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    We always used the Beck depression scale. It was brief, easy for the patient and easy to score.