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Thursday, 17 April 2014

KICA-Dep : culturally sensitive depression screening tool

The first of its kind culturally acceptable screening tool for depression among older living Indigenous Australians in remote areas has been developed.

The tool was endorsed via a cross-sectional survey of adults aged 45 years or over from 6 remote Indigenous communities in the Kimberley. 30% of adults were in Derby. It has been named Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment of Depression (KICA-dep) after the place where it was developed.

A paper on the tool has been published in the journal PLOS ONE.

A free download of the KIHA-Dep tool is available from the KICA Resources page which also features other KICA cognitive assessment tools.

Media release

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