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Depression Scale (DEPS) in schizophrenia




Julkaisun tekijät: Huttunen J, Taiminen T, Kahkonen J, Tuominen K, Salokangas RKR
Kustantaja: MUNKSGAARD INT PUBL LTD
Julkaisuvuosi: 1999
Journal: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA
Lehden akronyymi: ACTA PSYCHIAT SCAND
Volyymi: 99
Julkaisunumero: 3
Sivujen määrä: 3
ISSN: 0001-690X

Tiivistelmä
Objective: To explore the applicability of the Depression Scale (DEPS), a screening instrument for detecting depression in primary health care, in schizophrenia. 

Method: The DEPS was compared with the Calgary Depression Scale (CDS) among 63 patients with schizophrenia. 

Results: Using the CDS as a gold standard, the positive and negative predictive values of the DEPS for the diagnosis of depression were 41% and 97%, respectively. The correlation between the total CDS scores and the total DEPS scores was 0.73. 

Conclusion: The DEPS appears to be useful for screening depression among schizophrenic patients, but the positive diagnosis must be confirmed with a clinical interview.

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