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Reliability and factor structure of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in a polytrauma clinic.

PMID: 28273327 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.1682/jrrd.2015.05.0088 (read at publisher's website )

Laura Boxley, Jennifer M Flaherty, Robert J Spencer, Lauren L Drag, Percival H Pangilinan, Linas A Bieliauskas,

The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is a brief self-report measure of anxiety and depression symptoms. This study examined the internal consistency and factor structure of the HADS among Veterans in a polytrauma/traumatic brain injury clinic. The sample consisted of 312 Veterans. A confirmatory factor analysis of the depression and anxiety subscales showed, not surprisingly, that the two factors were highly correlated (r = 0.7). Goodness of fit statistics for the two-factor model were acceptable (root mean square error of approximation = 0.06, comparative fit index = 0.94). The HADS demonstrated very good reliability overall (alpha = 0.89) and for the individual subscales (alpha = 0.84). This study supports the use of the HADS as a screen for depression and anxiety in the assessment of mild traumatic brain injury in a Veteran population.

J Rehabil Res Dev (Journal of rehabilitation research and development)
[2016, 53(6):873-880]

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