The psychometric properties of the Hospital Anxiety and Depressions Scale adapted for use with people with intellectual disabilities.

@article{Dagnan2008ThePP,
  title={The psychometric properties of the Hospital Anxiety and Depressions Scale adapted for use with people with intellectual disabilities.},
  author={Dave Dagnan and Andrew Jahoda and Kathryn McDowell and Joanic Masson and Pauline Banks and Deborah Hare},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 11},
  pages={942-9}
}
BACKGROUND There is increasing recognition of depression in people with intellectual disabilities (ID). There is a need to develop well-standardised self-report measures for both clinical and research purposes. This paper presents some psychometric properties of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) adapted for use with people with ID. The anhedonic emphasis in the depression scale of the HADS may be particularly useful for people with ID who present with high rates of physical co… CONTINUE READING

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