Predictive value of the CES-D in detecting depression among candidates for disease-modifying multiple sclerosis treatment.

@article{Pandya2005PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive value of the CES-D in detecting depression among candidates for disease-modifying multiple sclerosis treatment.},
  author={Rupang Pandya and Luanne M. Metz and Scott B Patten},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          131-4
        }
}
The presence of depression is an important concern for patients with multiple sclerosis who are candidates for disease-modifying treatment, since depression may affect treatment adherence. The authors evaluated the positive predictive value of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Rating Scale (CES-D) in detecting depression among patients who were candidates for disease-modifying multiple sclerosis treatment. Of 47 patients who scored >/=16 on the CES-D, 74.5% (N=38) were found to… CONTINUE READING

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