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BMC Psychiatry

, 1:3

First Online: 20 June 2001Received: 20 April 2001Accepted: 20 June 2001

Abstract

IntroductionThe aim of the current study was to assess the reliability, validity and psychometric properties of the Greek translation of the Center for Epidemiological Studies- Depression Scale CES-D.

Methods40 depressed patients 29.65 ± 9.38 years old, and 120 normal controls 27.23 ± 10.62 years old entered the study. In 20 of them 12 patients and 8 controls the instrument was re-applied 1-2 days later. Translation and Back Translation was made. Clinical Diagnosis was reached by consensus of two examiners with the use of the SCAN v.2.0 and the IPDE. Statistical Analysis included ANOVA, the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient, Principal Components Analysis and Discriminant Function Analysis and the calculation of Cronbach-s alpha α

ResultsBoth Sensitivity and specificity exceed 90.00 at 23-24, Chronbach-s alpha for the total scale was equal to 0.95. Factor analysis revealed three factors positive affect, irritability and interpersonal relationships, depressed affect and somatic complains. The test-retest reliability was satisfactory Pearson-s R between 0.45 and 0.95 for individual items and 0.71 for total score.

ConclusionThe Greek translation of the CES-D scale is both reliable and valid and is suitable for clinical and research use with satisfactory properties. Its properties are similar to those reported in the international literature. However one should always have in mind the limitations inherent in the use of self-report scales.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1471-244X-1-3 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Konstantinos Fountoulakis - Apostolos Iacovides - Soula Kleanthous - Stavros Samolis - Stergious G Kaprinis - Konstantinos 

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