Criterion validity of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D): results from a community-based sample of older subjects in The Netherlands.

@article{Beekman1997CriterionVO,
  title={Criterion validity of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D): results from a community-based sample of older subjects in The Netherlands.},
  author={A. T. F. Beekman and Dorly J. H. Deeg and Jacques van Limbeek and Arjan W Braam and Marieke de Vries and Willem van Tilburg},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={231-5}
}
The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D) has been widely used in studies of late-life depression. Psychometric properties are generally favourable, but data on the criterion validity of the CES-D in elderly community-based samples are lacking. In a sample of older (55-85 years) inhabitants of the Netherlands, 487 subjects were selected to study criterion validity of the CES-D. Using the 1-month prevalence of major depression derived from the Diagnostic Interview Schedule… CONTINUE READING
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