Brazilian version of the Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy (NDDI-E)

Guilherme Nogueira M. de Oliveira, Arthur Kummer, João Vinícius Salgado, Eduardo Jardel Portela, Sílvio Roberto Sousa-Pereira, Anthony S. David, Andres M. Kanner, Antonio Lucio Teixeira

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this research was to evaluate the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy (NDDI-E) and to assess its psychometric properties. Methods: This study involved 98 outpatients who underwent psychopathological evaluation with the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview-Plus Version, Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D), and a Portuguese version of the NDDI-E. Results: The NDDI-E was easily understood and quickly administered to most of the patients. At a cutoff score >. 15, NDDI-E had a sensitivity of 81.5%, a specificity of 83.1%, and a negative predictive value of 92.2% for diagnosis of major depression. Internal consistency reliability of the NDDI-E was 0.79, and there was also a positive correlation between the NDDI-E and the HAM-D (P<. 0.001). Conclusion: The Brazilian-Portuguese version of NDDI-E can be used as a practical screening tool to improve recognition of depression in Brazilian people with epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-331
Number of pages4
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • Depression
  • Diagnosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Psychometrics
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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