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Use of self-administered instruments to assess psychiatric disorders in older people: Validity of the General Health Questionnaire, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale and the self-completion version of the revised Clinical Interview Schedule

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Background Diagnosis of depressive disorder using interviewer-administered instruments is expensive and frequently impractical in large epidemiological surveys. The aim of this study was to assess the validity of three self-completion measures of depressive disorder and other psychiatric disorders in older people against an interviewer-administered instrument. Method A random sample stratified by sex, age and social position was selected from the Whitehall II study participants. This sample w...

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10.1017/S0033291713000342

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Stansfeld, SA More by this author
Ebmeier, KP More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Psychological Medicine
Volume:
43
Issue:
12
Pages:
2649-2656
Publication date:
2013-12-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:0ce004a5-daa2-45f8-9355-cf6b8166158d
Source identifiers:
441014
Local pid:
pubs:441014

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