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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.

Authors

Paul David Barrows paul.barrows@nottingham.ac.uk

Shirley A. Thomas



Abstract

OBJECTIVES:
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.
DESIGN:
Cross-sectional observational cohort study.
PARTICIPANTS:
Forty-six stroke survivors (24% with aphasia) recruited from online, from stroke clubs and via an NHS rehabilitation service.
METHODS:
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.
RESULTS:
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
Journal Clinical Rehabilitation
Print ISSN 0269-2155
Electronic ISSN 1477-0873
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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215517714590
Keywords Aphasia, assessment, depression, non-verbal, stroke
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0269215517714590
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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