Author(s): Alexopoulos GS, Abrams RC, Young RC, Shamoian CA
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Abstract The Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia is introduced. This is a 19-item clinician-administered instrument that uses information from interviews with both the patient and a nursing staff member, a method suitable for demented patients. The scale has high interrater reliability (kw = 0.67), internal consistency (coefficient alpha: 0.84), and sensitivity. Total Cornell Scale scores correlate (0.83) with depressive subtypes of various intensity classified according to Research Diagnostic Criteria.
This article was published in Biol Psychiatry
and referenced in Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Parkinsonism