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.
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0094983 A paper on the tool has been published today in the journal PLOS ONE.
A free download of the KIHA-Dep tool is available from the http://www.wacha.org.au/kica.html KICA Resources page which also features other KICA cognitive assessment tools.