The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)
The K10 is a psychological screening tool designed to identify adults with significant levels of psychological distress. It is widely used in Australia and often used in primary care settings to identify people with clinically significant psychological distress. The K10 is often interpreted using a single total score. In addition the scale can be used to delineate between Depression and Anxiety symptoms. The K10 is a useful measure to track symptom progression during the course of treatment.