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Biological Psychiatry

Comparison between Clinician-Rated and Self-Reported Depressive Symptoms in Italian Psychiatric Patients

Tondo L.a · Burrai C.a · Scamonatti L.a · Weissenburger J.b · Rush J.b

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aUniversità degli Studi di Cagliari, Clinica Psichiatrica, Cagliari, Italia, and bDepartment of Psychiatry, Mental Health Clinical Research Center, University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, Tex., USA

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Neuropsychobiology 1988;19:1–5

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Abstract of Biological Psychiatry

Published online: February 20, 2008
Issue release date: 1988

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0302-282X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0224 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NPS

Abstract

The Inventory for Depressive Symptomatology is a new scale for measuring depressive symptoms. The reliability, validity and correlations between self-report and clinician-rated versions of the scale were examined in 86 Italian psychiatric patients. Results confirmed the validity and internal consistency of the scales. Self-ratings and clinician ratings were highly correlated. Total score on the self-rating scale was generally higher than the corresponding clinician scale score. Item analysis revealed that most items were rated slightly higher by self-report, with the items contributing most to this discrepancy being psychomotor agitation and retardation, self-outlook, and irritable mood. Both quality of mood and psychomotor agitation were more frequently endorsed by self-report than by clinician rating.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Biological Psychiatry

Published online: February 20, 2008
Issue release date: 1988

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0302-282X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0224 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NPS


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