Development and psychometric properties of the Glasgow Depression Scale for people with a Learning Disability. Individual and carer supplement versions.

@article{Cuthill2003DevelopmentAP,
  title={Development and psychometric properties of the Glasgow Depression Scale for people with a Learning Disability. Individual and carer supplement versions.},
  author={Fiona M. Cuthill and Colin A Espie and S Cooper},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2003},
  volume={182},
  pages={
          347-53
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is no reliable and valid self-report measure of depressive symptoms for people with learning disabilities. AIMS To develop a scale for individuals with learning disability, and a supplementary scale for carers. METHOD Items were generated from a range of assessment scales and through focus groups. A draft scale was piloted and field tested using matched groups of people with or without depression, and their carers. The scale was also administered to a group without learning… CONTINUE READING
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