Depression Screening Scale Validation in an Elderly , Community-Dwelling Population

  title={Depression Screening Scale Validation in an Elderly , Community-Dwelling Population},
  author={Karl W. Stukenberg and Jason R. Dura and Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser},
This study contrasted the relative effectiveness of an interviewer-rated instrument, the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, and 2 self-report scales, the short form of the Beck Depression Inventory and the depression scale from the Brief Symptom Inventory, in identifying cases of depression. Cases of major depression, dysthymia, and depressive disorder not otherwise specified (NOS) were identified by means of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R (SCID) in a sample of 177 elderly… CONTINUE READING


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