Cornell scale for depression in dementia

  title={Cornell scale for depression in dementia},
  author={G. Alexopoulos and R. Abrams and R. Young and C. Shamoian},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  • G. Alexopoulos, R. Abrams, +1 author C. Shamoian
  • Published 1988
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • The Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia is introduced. This is a 19-item clinician-administered instrument that uses information from interviews with both the patient and a nursing staff member, a method suitable for demented patients. The scale has high interrater reliability (kw = 0.67), internal consistency (coefficient alpha: 0.84), and sensitivity. Total Cornell Scale scores correlate (0.83) with depressive subtypes of various intensity classified according to Research Diagnostic… CONTINUE READING
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