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The Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS): psychometric properties.

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Rush, AJ; Gullion, CM; Basco, MR; Jarrett, RB; Trivedi, MH
Published in: Psychol Med
May 1996

The psychometric properties of the 28- and 30-item versions of the Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology, Clinician-Rated (IDS-C) and Self-Report (IDS-SR) are reported in a total of 434 (28-item) and 337 (30-item) adult out-patients with current major depressive disorder and 118 adult euthymic subjects (15 remitted depressed and 103 normal controls). Cronbach's alpha ranged from 0.92 to 0.94 for the total sample and from 0.76 to 0.82 for those with current depression. Item total correlations, as well as several tests of concurrent and discriminant validity are reported. Factor analysis revealed three dimensions (cognitive/mood, anxiety/arousal and vegetative) for each scale. Analysis of sensitivity to change in symptom severity in an open-label trial of fluoxetine (N = 58) showed that the IDS-C and IDS-SR were highly related to the 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression. Given the more complete item coverage, satisfactory psychometric properties, and high correlations with the above standard ratings, the 30-item IDS-C and IDS-SR can be used to evaluate depressive symptom severity. The availability of similar item content for clinician-rated and self-reported versions allows more direct evaluations of these two perspectives.

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Psychol Med

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0033-2917

Publication Date

May 1996

Volume

26

Issue

3

Start / End Page

477 / 486

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Recurrence
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Personality Inventory
  • Observer Variation
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Follow-Up Studies
 

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Rush, A. J., Gullion, C. M., Basco, M. R., Jarrett, R. B., & Trivedi, M. H. (1996). The Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS): psychometric properties. Psychol Med, 26(3), 477–486. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0033291700035558
Rush, A. J., C. M. Gullion, M. R. Basco, R. B. Jarrett, and M. H. Trivedi. “The Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS): psychometric properties.Psychol Med 26, no. 3 (May 1996): 477–86. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0033291700035558.
Rush AJ, Gullion CM, Basco MR, Jarrett RB, Trivedi MH. The Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS): psychometric properties. Psychol Med. 1996 May;26(3):477–86.
Rush, A. J., et al. “The Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS): psychometric properties.Psychol Med, vol. 26, no. 3, May 1996, pp. 477–86. Pubmed, doi:10.1017/s0033291700035558.
Rush AJ, Gullion CM, Basco MR, Jarrett RB, Trivedi MH. The Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS): psychometric properties. Psychol Med. 1996 May;26(3):477–486.
Journal cover image

Published In

Psychol Med

DOI

ISSN

0033-2917

Publication Date

May 1996

Volume

26

Issue

3

Start / End Page

477 / 486

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Recurrence
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Personality Inventory
  • Observer Variation
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Follow-Up Studies