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Depressive symptoms in elderly women with chronic conditions: measurement issues.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Aging & Mental Health
1364-6915
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Volume
13
Issue
1
Pages
64–72
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/13607860802154481
PMID: 19197691
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The findings indicate a need for cautious interpretation of findings when shorter forms of the CES-D are used, particularly since shorter forms are less reliable and appear to over-identify women with chronic conditions as having clinically relevant depressive symptoms.

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