DASS-21 - Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21


The DASS-21 is a shorter, 21-item version of the DASS-42, which is a self report instrument designed to measure the three related negative emotional states of depression, anxiety and tension/stress.

Special Instructions

Once the patient has submitted it, you may preview it on the uninitialed documents tab in the EHR. However, do not initial it or it won't later be pulled into your Mobile Note.

Scores Produced

DASS 21 Depression Subscale Score (0-42)

DASS 21 Anxiety Subscale Score (0-42)

DASS 21 Stress Subscale Score (0-42)

These scores have been weighted (multiplied by 2) so they can be compared to the equivalent scores produced by the DASS-42, and can be interpreted using the same cutoffs.




Lovibond, S.H. & Lovibond, P.F. (1995). Manual for the Depression Anxiety & Stress Scales. (2nd Ed.)Sydney: Psychology Foundation.



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