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Reliability, validity, and clinical application of the visual analogue mood scale1

  • Marshal F. Folstein (a1) and Richard Luria (a1)


The reliability and validity of the Visual Analogue Mood Scale (VAMS) has been demonstrated in both a military and a private psychiatric hospital, inpatient population. The repeated and concurrent administration of the VAMS and the Digit-Symbol test identifies a mood-performance correlation which distinguishes patients with affective disorders, of manic or depressed type, from other psychiatric patients.



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