Performance of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale in depressed patients in the United Arab Emirates.

@article{Hamdi1997PerformanceOT,
  title={Performance of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale in depressed patients in the United Arab Emirates.},
  author={Emad Hamdi and Yousrea Amin and M. T. Abou-Saleh},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1997},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={416-23}
}
Cross-cultural variation in the frequencies and modes of expression of depressive symptoms may influence the validity of depression rating scales. The most widely used instrument for this purpose, namely Hamilton's Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), has not been systematically evaluated in Arab countries. This study evaluates the face validity of the HDRS-21 by studying symptom frequencies, factor structure and symptom clusters in 100 UAE depressed patients. Concurrent validity is tested by… CONTINUE READING

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