Validation of the hospital anxiety and depression rating scale (HADS) in an elderly psychiatric population
Article first published online: 13 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1987 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume 2, Issue 3, pages 189–193, July/September 1987
How to Cite
Kenn, C., Wood, H., Kucyj, M., Wattis, J. and Cunane, J. (1987), Validation of the hospital anxiety and depression rating scale (HADS) in an elderly psychiatric population. Int. J. Geriat. Psychiatry, 2: 189–193. doi: 10.1002/gps.930020309
- Issue published online: 13 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 13 OCT 2004
- elderly rating scale;
- HAD scale validity
A study was undertaken to validate the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Rating Scale in an elderly psychiatric population. The depression subscale (HAD-D) was shown to relate well to global measures of depression and to be sensitive to changes in the severity of the depression. No conclusion could be drawn about the anxiety subscale of the HAD. The advantages of this observer-assisted self-rating scale in the elderly are discussed.