Stroke Aphasic Depression Questionnaire (SADQ)

Purpose of the measure

The Stroke Aphasic Depression Questionnaire (SADQ-21) was developed to detect depressed mood in clients with stroke and significant aphasia living in the community. It is a 21-item questionnaire developed based on observable behaviours thought to be associated with depressed mood. It is completed by the client’s caregiver on behalf of the client. A shortened version of the SADQ has been developed (SADQ-10), which is comprised of 10 questions that best differentiate those with high scores on depression questionnaires from those with low scores. A revised version of the scale has also been developed for clients in hospital to be completed by hospital staff (SADQ-H).

Author*: Lisa Zeltzer, MSc OT
Editors: Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT; Elissa Sitcoff, BA BSc

Evidence reviewed as of before 22-08-2008

NOTE: *The authors have no direct financial interest in any tools, tests or interventions presented in StrokEngine-assessment.