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Assessment of mood in aphasia following stroke: validation of the Dynamic Visual Analogue Mood Scales (D-VAMS)
Barrows, Paul David; Thomas, Shirley A.
Shirley A. Thomas
To validate a non-verbal self-report measure of mood - the Dynamic Visual Analogue Mood Scales (D-VAMS) - against the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and assess its suitability as an outcome measure or screening measure for depressed mood following stroke.
Cross-sectional observational cohort study.
Forty-six stroke survivors (24% with aphasia) recruited from online, from stroke clubs and via an NHS rehabilitation service.
A set of seven bipolar scales was developed enabling users to report mood by modifying facial expression images using a slider. Participants completed a tablet/computer task, reporting their mood on these scales mixed randomly with versions which used only words. The HADS was then completed, followed by a repeat run of the two versions in a different, random sequence.
Exploratory factor analysis identified one factor consistent with pleasantness of mood accounting for 80% of the variance. Internal consistency of D-VAMS was high ( α = 0.95), and there was a high correlation between face-only D-VAMS scores and HADS total scores ( r = -0.80, P
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jun 27, 2017|
|Publisher||SAGE Publications (UK and US)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Barrows, P. D., & Thomas, S. A. (2017). Assessment of mood in aphasia following stroke: validation of the Dynamic Visual Analogue Mood Scales (D-VAMS). Clinical Rehabilitation, doi:10.1177/0269215517714590|
|Keywords||Aphasia, assessment, depression, non-verbal, stroke|
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