Validity of the depression coping self-efficacy scale.

  title={Validity of the depression coping self-efficacy scale.},
  author={Sharon J Tucker and Susan Brust and Beverly Richardson},
  journal={Archives of psychiatric nursing},
  volume={16 3},
The purpose of this study was to examine construct validity of the Depression Coping Self-Efficacy Scale (DCSES) among patients receiving inpatient (n = 25) or partial hospital treatment (n = 25) for a depressive disorder. At time of treatment admission and discharge, patients completed the DCSES and Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale and researchers completed the Derogatis Psychiatric Rating Scale (DPRS) and Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale. The findings… CONTINUE READING