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Validity and Reliability of the Chinese Hamilton Depression Rating Scale

  • Yanping Zheng, Jingping Zhao, Michael Phillips (a1), Jianbai Liu (a2), Minfang Cai (a3), Shengqi Sun (a4) and Miaofeng Huang (a5)...

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The reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (CHDS) was assessed. Interrater reliability was excellent, the item total-score correlations were good, and the internal reliability was satisfactory. The concurrent validity was tested by correlating the CHDS score with the Global Assessment Scale score; the strong negative correlation found indicated that the CHDS reflects the overall level of disability. Five distinct factors were generated by principle-component analysis; these factors account for 52.4% of the total variance. Rigorous evaluation of the numerous translated scales being used in clinical and research settings of non-Western countries is important.

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Division of Biometrics, Research Institute of Mental Health, Hunan Medical University, Changsha, Hunan, China

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Validity and Reliability of the Chinese Hamilton Depression Rating Scale

  • Yanping Zheng, Jingping Zhao, Michael Phillips (a1), Jianbai Liu (a2), Minfang Cai (a3), Shengqi Sun (a4) and Miaofeng Huang (a5)...

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Validity and Reliability of the Chinese Hamilton Depression Rating Scale

  • Yanping Zheng, Jingping Zhao, Michael Phillips (a1), Jianbai Liu (a2), Minfang Cai (a3), Shengqi Sun (a4) and Miaofeng Huang (a5)...
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