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The Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 is a sensitive case-finder of clinically important depressive states in elderly people in primary care

Fröjdh, Karin LU ; Håkansson, Anders LU and Karlsson, I (2004) In International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 19(4). p.386-390
Abstract
Objective No depression rating scale has yet been designed to identify all clinically important depressive states in elderly. Therefore, this study investigated the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 (HSCL-25), a self-rating scale for depression, to see if it was a sensitive indicator of major, minor and subsyndromal depression. Methods Structured interviews of 37 people with a high depressive score and an age and sex matched control group comprised of 37 persons with a low depressive score in HSCL-25, in order to compare the HSCL-25 ratings with the Montgomery-Angstromsberg-Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) as well as with the criteria for major, minor and subsyndromal depression. Results The sensitivity for identifying any depression was 94% and... (More)
Objective No depression rating scale has yet been designed to identify all clinically important depressive states in elderly. Therefore, this study investigated the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 (HSCL-25), a self-rating scale for depression, to see if it was a sensitive indicator of major, minor and subsyndromal depression. Methods Structured interviews of 37 people with a high depressive score and an age and sex matched control group comprised of 37 persons with a low depressive score in HSCL-25, in order to compare the HSCL-25 ratings with the Montgomery-Angstromsberg-Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) as well as with the criteria for major, minor and subsyndromal depression. Results The sensitivity for identifying any depression was 94% and the specificity was 94% for HSCL-25 compared to the diagnostic criteria for depressive disorders. Conclusions HSCL-25 is a sensitive case-finder of any depressive disorder and may be useful in general practice and for screening studies of depression in elderly people. Copyright (C) 2004 John Wiley Sons, Ltd. (Less)
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depression, elderly, HSCL-25, DSM-IV, MADRS
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International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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386 - 390
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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1099-1166
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10.1002/gps.1102
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  abstract     = {Objective No depression rating scale has yet been designed to identify all clinically important depressive states in elderly. Therefore, this study investigated the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 (HSCL-25), a self-rating scale for depression, to see if it was a sensitive indicator of major, minor and subsyndromal depression. Methods Structured interviews of 37 people with a high depressive score and an age and sex matched control group comprised of 37 persons with a low depressive score in HSCL-25, in order to compare the HSCL-25 ratings with the Montgomery-Angstromsberg-Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) as well as with the criteria for major, minor and subsyndromal depression. Results The sensitivity for identifying any depression was 94% and the specificity was 94% for HSCL-25 compared to the diagnostic criteria for depressive disorders. Conclusions HSCL-25 is a sensitive case-finder of any depressive disorder and may be useful in general practice and for screening studies of depression in elderly people. Copyright (C) 2004 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.},
  author       = {Fröjdh, Karin and Håkansson, Anders and Karlsson, I},
  issn         = {1099-1166},
  keyword      = {depression,elderly,HSCL-25,DSM-IV,MADRS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {386--390},
  publisher    = {John Wiley and Sons Ltd},
  series       = {International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry},
  title        = {The Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 is a sensitive case-finder of clinically important depressive states in elderly people in primary care},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gps.1102},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2004},
}