Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale: a study on the validation of the criteria and reliability on preoperative patients.

@article{Marcolino2007HospitalAA,
  title={Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale: a study on the validation of the criteria and reliability on preoperative patients.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Alvaro Marques Marcolino and L{\'i}gia Andrade da Silva Telles Mathias and Luiz Piccinini Filho and Alvaro Ant{\^o}nio Guaratini and Fernando Mikio Suzuki and Lu{\'i}s Augusto Cunha Alli},
  journal={Revista brasileira de anestesiologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={52-62}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A few studies have shown that patients are frequently under strong distress in the preoperative period. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is an instrument used to evaluate anxiety and depression. The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of the criteria and reliability of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression… CONTINUE READING