Exploratory Study of the Diagnostic Abilities of the Baptista Depression Scale Adult Version (EBADEP-A)

  • Makilim Nunes Baptista Universidade Sao Francisco
  • Juliana Oliveira Gomes Universidade Sao Francisco
  • Adriana Munhoz Carneiro Universidade Sao Francisco

Abstract

This study’s objective was to analyze the diagnostic capabilities of a depression screening scale. For that, this scale was administered along with two diagnostic instruments, namely, the structured clinical interview from the DSM-IV (SCID-CV) and the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D), which are considered to be the gold standard for diagnosing depressive disorders. Participants were 22 subjects diagnosed by psychiatrists with Major Depressive Disorder. The EBADEP-A correctly identified cases of depression, showing a high correlation with the HAM-D, which indicates the scale correctly captures most depressive symptoms, even though it was initially used as a depression-screening tool.

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Published
2013-09-01
How to Cite
Baptista, M., Gomes, J., & Carneiro, A. (2013). Exploratory Study of the Diagnostic Abilities of the Baptista Depression Scale Adult Version (EBADEP-A). Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto), 23(56), 301-309. https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-43272356201304
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