Diagnostic Validity and Factor Analysis of Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale in Parkinson Disease Population.

@article{Ketharanathan2016DiagnosticVA,
  title={Diagnostic Validity and Factor Analysis of Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale in Parkinson Disease Population.},
  author={Tharini Ketharanathan and Raveen Hanwella and Rajiv Weerasundera and Varuni de Silva},
  journal={Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology},
  year={2016},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          115-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) is commonly used to assess major depression in Parkinson disease (PD), but studies on its utility are few. This study examines the validity and factor structure of MADRS in population with PD. METHODS In 104 patients with idiopathic PD, major depression was diagnosed by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth Edition, Text Revision; DSM-IV-TR) criteria, and all patients were rated by MADRS. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING
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