The HAM-D scale is a multiple item questionnaire used to provide an indication of depression. It is the most commonly used instrumnet to measure depression. The original version has 17 items but also a 6-item version is available. Scoring is based on the 17-item scale and scores of 0–7 are considered as being normal, 8–16 suggest mild depression, 17–23 moderate depression and scores over 24 are indicative of severe depression
Year: 1960 Authors: Hamilton Disease: COPD Outcome: Coping with the disease, including depression and anxiety
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Measure: Depression
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Lower scores are better Reference: HAMILTON M. (1960). A rating scale for depression. Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, 23(1), 56–62.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Unclear 10.1136/jnnp.23.1.56