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ERIC Number: EJ781318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0145-4455
Psychometric Properties of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) among Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Segal, Daniel L.; Coolidge, Frederick L.; Cahill, Brian S.; O'Riley, Alisa A.
Behavior Modification, v32 n1 p3-20 2008
The psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) as a self-administered screening tool for depressive symptoms were examined in a sample of community-dwelling older and younger adults. Participants completed the BDI-II, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, the Coolidge Axis II Inventory, the Perceived Stress Scale, and the Short Psychological Well-Being Scale. Internal reliability of the BDI-II was found to be good among older and younger adults. The average BDI-II depression score did not differ between younger and older adults. Solid evidence for convergent and discriminant validity was demonstrated by correlations between the BDI-II with the other measures. The BDI-II appears to have strong psychometric support as a screening measure for depression among older adults in the general population. Implications for using the BDI-II as an assessment instrument in behaviorally based psychotherapy are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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