A validation study of the Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) in a UK population

Birks, Yvonne, Roebuck, Alun and Thompson, David R. (2004) A validation study of the Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) in a UK population. British Journal of Health Psychology, 9 1: 15-24. doi:10.1348/135910704322778696

Author Birks, Yvonne
Roebuck, Alun
Thompson, David R.
Title A validation study of the Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) in a UK population
Journal name British Journal of Health Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-107X
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1348/135910704322778696
Volume 9
Issue 1
Start page 15
End page 24
Total pages 10
Place of publication Leicester, England
Publisher British Psychological Society
Language eng
Subject 110299 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology not elsewhere classified
1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
Abstract Objectives: This study was designed to validate the Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) in a UK cardiac population. Method: A battery of questionnaires (the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form 36 [SF-36] Health Survey, the Beck Depression Inventory [BDI], the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [HADS] and the Cardiac Depression Scale [CDS]) was mailed to 487 individuals with coronary heart disease (CHD) recruited from cardiac support groups. The process was repeated on a subsample of 80 participants four–six weeks later for the purpose of test–retest analysis. Results: The response rate from the Ž rst administration was 81% and from the test– retest subsample 54%. Factor analysis revealed a one-factor solution with a high internal reliability (Cronbach’s a= 0.93) and an acceptable test–retest reliability (0.79). Concurrent validation against the SF-36, BDI and HADS demonstrated strong correlations. Conclusions: The CDS is both a reliable and sensitive instrument for measuring depression in cardiac patients
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