Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Barbara J. Stewart
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (86 p.)
Hamilton rating scale for depression, Mental Depression -- Testing
The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRS), a 17-item observer-rated scale, was first developed in 1960 to assess the severity of depressive symptomatology in patients diagnosed as suffering from depression. The HRS has since demonstrated high inter-rater reliability (with coefficients ranging from .87 to .94), and has proven useful in measuring changes of severity following treatment.
O'Brien, Kevin Page, "Factorial structure of the Hamilton rating scale for depression" (1981). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3065.