Standardized rater training for the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD-17) in psychiatric novices.

@article{Mller2003StandardizedRT,
  title={Standardized rater training for the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD-17) in psychiatric novices.},
  author={Matthias M{\"u}ller and Aleksandra Dragi{\vc}evi{\'c}},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2003},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={65-9}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the long and widespread use of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD), standardized reliability studies in inexperienced raters are not available. METHODS Rater training was carried using three videotaped interviews with depressed patients in 21 psychiatric novices who had negligible previous experience with the HAMD. Chance-corrected coefficients of rating agreement with expert standards (weighted kappa, ICC) were computed for single items and the total score of the… CONTINUE READING