Some relationships among assessments of depression
Version of Record online: 26 NOV 2002
Copyright © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume 58, Issue 12, pages 1545–1553, December 2002
How to Cite
Lutz, W., Stahl, S. M., Howard, K. I., Grissom, G. R. and Joske, R. (2002), Some relationships among assessments of depression. J. Clin. Psychol., 58: 1545–1553. doi: 10.1002/jclp.10072
- Issue online: 26 NOV 2002
- Version of Record online: 26 NOV 2002
The Directions program provides an administratively efficient method to screen for psychological disorders in a primary-care setting (FOCUS), confirm the need for treatment, and monitor progress (COMPASS-PC). The instruments are psychometrically sound and grounded in an established theory of mental-health treatment. The present study reports the relationships between FOCUS, COMPASS-PC, and the Hamilton Depression scale for a sample of patients who have been diagnosed as major depressive disorder, dysthymia, or depressive syndrome by standardized criteria (i.e., SCID-IV and DSM-IV). Moreover, Focus and COMPASS-PC are evaluated for their ability to detect depression as defined by SCID-IV and DSM IV. Furthermore, we examine the relationship between the different instruments in their ability to measure response to treatment over time. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol 58: 1545–1553, 2002.