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Beck depression inventory: exploring its dimensionality in a nonclinical population.
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PMID:  11045779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) was factor analyzed to examine its potential multidimensionality. Results indicate that the items on the BDI assess two primary dimensions of depression: cognitive-affective and physiological symptoms. Reliabilities for the items comprising each of the factors were acceptable. Between-groups analyses showed that women scored significantly higher than men on both of the factors and on total depression. Within-group analyses showed that levels of cognitive-affective and physiological depression did not differ significantly within the total sample, or for men or women. In future revisions of the BDI, it may be useful to develop scoring systems based on these two dimensions, both to differentiate between types and levels of depression, and to consider implications for prognosis and treatment response.
N S Endler; A Rutherford; E Denisoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical psychology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0021-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychol     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-29     Completed Date:  2000-11-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217132     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1307-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, York University, North York, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Affect / physiology
Cognition / physiology
Depression / diagnosis*,  psychology
Population Surveillance*
Psychological Tests*
Severity of Illness Index

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