Direct assessment of improvement in winter depression with a visual analogue scale: high reliability and validity.

@article{Lingjaerde1998DirectAO,
  title={Direct assessment of improvement in winter depression with a visual analogue scale: high reliability and validity.},
  author={Odd Lingjaerde and A R F\oreland},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={1998},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={387-92}
}
Reliability and validity of direct visual analogue scale (VAS) ratings of improvement were assessed in 162 patients with Seasonal Affective Disorder, Winter Depression type (W-SAD), after light treatment for 6 consecutive days. The patients were rated with the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) and a scale for the 'atypical' symptoms hypersomnia, hyperphagia and carbohydrate craving (the ATYP scale) before and after treatment. After treatment the patients also self-rated their… CONTINUE READING