Screening for depression in primary care clinics: the CES-D and the BDI.

@article{Zich1990ScreeningFD,
  title={Screening for depression in primary care clinics: the CES-D and the BDI.},
  author={J M Zich and C. Clifford Attkisson and Thomas K Greenfield},
  journal={International journal of psychiatry in medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={259-77}
}
The present study was undertaken to examine the utility of the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D) scale and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) as screening instruments for primary care clinic patients. We examined: 1) patients' willingness to complete the scales; 2) the level of agreement between the screening instruments and DSM-III diagnosis of Major Depressive Episode, based on the NIMH Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS); 3) the effect on detection rates of raising the… CONTINUE READING
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