Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 30th, 1999
Validation studies of the new Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) show that the 10-item test is nearly as reliable as the full 20-item standard version.
The new scale is expected not only to make testing easier for patients and physicians, but also to facilitate collection of depression data in clinical studies.
"Given the prevalence and morbidity associated with depression in late life along with ease of administration of the 10-item CES-D, clinicians should consider the routine use of this scale in older patients,"...
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