CES Depression Scale for Android

The new application for Android smart phone brings the professional depression evaluating questionnaire Center of Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), based on scale from the NIMH (US).

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The CES-D scale is a short self-report scale designed to measure depressive symptomatology in the general population. The items of the scale are symptoms associated with depression which have been used in previously validated longer scales. The scale was tested in household interview surveys and in psychiatric settings. It was found to have very high internal consistency and adequate test- retest repeatability. Validity was established by patterns of correlations with other self-report measures, by correlations with clinical ratings of depression, and by relationships with other variables which support its construct validity. Reliability, validity, and factor structure were similar across a wide variety of demographic characteristics in the general population samples tested.

The CES-D was developed in the 1970s by Lenore Radloff while she was a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health. Almost 85% of those found to have depression after an in-depth structured interview with a psychiatrist will have a high score on the CESD. However, about 20% of those who score high on the CESD will have rapid resolution of their symptoms and not meet full criteria for major or clinical depression.

Main Features:
* Simple, quick, 20-question scale to assess for the presence of depression/depressive symptomatology.
*Save scores, to view any trends over time.
*Backup data to SD card and email.


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