Redundancy in measures of depression

Marian L. Fitzgibbon*, David F. Cella, John A. Sweeney

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Three different scales of depression were administered to 108 subjects in cluding hospitalized inpatients with a diagnosis of major depression (N = 36), inpatients on a renal service (N = 36), and nonhospitalized, healthy volunteers (N = 36). Subjects completed the Beck Depression Inventory and the Depression Adjective Checklist and were reated by a trained clinician on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Correlations were calculated for the total sample, each group individually, and a random sample of 36 (12 from each group). Results suggest that correlations are sufficiently high to advocate the use of only one measure of depression when one is assessing a heterogeneous group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-374
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology


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