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The DASS 21 Depression Screen is designed for patients aged 12 and older to measure the negative emotional states of depression, anxiety, and stress.

Calculator Search/Filter Keywords

At the calculator level, eCalcs comes delivered with default keywords that can be leveraged in the "Search/Filter" field to enable Specialty or System driven calculator searching. The following calculator keywords are delivered by default for the DASS21 calculator:


  • Family Practice
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry


  • Nervous

Calculator Inputs

All statements are designed for manual input for this tool. No default mappings are available. The rating scale is as follows:

Score Description
0 Did not apply to patient at all
1 Applied to patient to some degree, or some of the time
2 Applied to patient to a considerable degree, or good part of the time
3 Applied to patient very much, or most of the time

The questionnaire is comprised of the following statements:

I found it hard to wind down
I was aware of dryness of my mouth
I couldn't seem to experience any positive feeling at all
I experienced breathing difficulty (eg, excessively rapid breathing,

breathlessness in the absence of physical exertion)

I found it difficult to work up the initiative to do things
I tended to over-react to situations
I experienced trembling (eg, in the hands)
I felt that I was using a lot of nervous energy
I was worried about situations in which I might panic and make

a fool of myself

I felt that I had nothing to look forward to
I found myself getting agitated
I found it difficult to relax
I felt down-hearted and blue
I was intolerant of anything that kept me from getting on with

what I was doing

I felt I was close to panic
I was unable to become enthusiastic about anything
I felt I wasn't worth much as a person
I felt that I was rather touchy
I was aware of the action of my heart in the absence of physical

exertion (eg, sense of heart rate increase, heart missing a beat)

I felt scared without any good reason
I felt that life was meaningless

Calculator Outputs

Output Mapping Type Description
DASS21 Depression Score Result The score and severity on the depression axis
DASS21 Anxiety Score Result The score and severity on the anxiety axis
DASS21 Stress Score Result The score and severity on the stress axis

Quality Measures

Measure Category Measure Type Measure
MIPS PQRS 134, 367