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Center for Epidemiologic Studies--Depression Scale (CES-D)

The 20-item CES-D is a widely used, self-report measure of depressive symptomatology for use in community samples. The respondent is to rate the frequency of each item occurring in the past two weeks on a 4-point Likert-type scale ranging from "rarely or none" to "most or all" of the time.

depression, self-report, mental health
John Seeley
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Citation and Copyright

Radloff, L.S. The CES-D Scale: A self-report scale for research in the general population. Psychological Measurement, 1977, 1, 385-401.

Instrument

PDF of CES-D survey
upload/cesdscale_1716007.pdf

Assessment Modality

A self report measure.

Respondent

Instrument Details

General
Spanish, French, Chinese, Dutch, Korean, German, Russian
<20 minutes to administer and score
20

Publications & Presentations

Manual

Psychometric Properties

Psychometrics for Center for Epidemiologic Studies--Depression Scale (CES-D) - John Seeley
Psychometrics for Center for Epidemiologic Studies--Depression Scale (CES-D) - John Seeley