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

  1. Hello,

    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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    Clinical Manager of Cardiopulmonary Rehab
    Specialty: Cardiac Rehab


  3. by   traumaRUs
    Let me move this to the Cardiac Nursing Forum where you will get some answers.
  4. by   DChase
  5. by   carachel2
    We always used the Beck depression scale. It was brief, easy for the patient and easy to score.

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