The Calgary Depression Rating Scale for schizophrenia in a healthy control group: psychometric properties and reference values.

@article{Mller2005TheCD,
  title={The Calgary Depression Rating Scale for schizophrenia in a healthy control group: psychometric properties and reference values.},
  author={Matthias M{\"u}ller and Helena Brening and Christoph Gensch and Jochen Klinga and Barbara Kienzle and K P M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2005},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={69-74}
}
BACKGROUND Assessment of depression in schizophrenia is of great importance as depressive signs and symptoms and suicidality are highly prevalent in patients with schizophrenic disorders. The Calgary Depression Rating Scale (CDSS) is the standard assessment instrument for that purpose due to its proven reliability and validity. However, so far no reference values derived from an adequate healthy sample have been published. METHODS The present study analyzed CDSS item scores and summary scores… CONTINUE READING