Birks, Y.F., Roebuck, A. and Thompson, D.R. (2004) A validation study of the Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) in a UK population. British Journal of Health Psychology, 9 (1). pp. 15-24. ISSN 1359-107X
This study was designed to validate the Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) in a UK cardiac population.
A battery of questionnaires (the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form 36 [SF-36] Health Survey, the Beck Depression Inventory [BDI], the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [HADS] and the Cardiac Depression Scale [CDS]) was mailed to 487 individuals with coronary heart disease (CHD) recruited from cardiac support groups. The process was repeated on a subsample of 80 participants four-six weeks later for the purpose of test-retest analysis.
The response rate from the first administration was 81% and from the test-retest subsample 54%. Factor analysis revealed a one-factor solution with a high internal reliability (Cronbach's = 0.93) and an acceptable test-retest reliability (0.79). Concurrent validation against the SF-36, BDI and HADS demonstrated strong correlations.
The CDS is both a reliable and sensitive instrument for measuring depression in cardiac patients.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Health Sciences (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||04 Sep 2009 08:43|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2009 08:43|
|Publisher:||British Psychological Society|