A dataset containing the responses of 799 patients (indication group psychiatry, otolaryngology, cardiology, neurology) to the short form DESC-II with 10 items. There are 5 response categories from 0 = never to 4 = always. A higher score is supposed to mean a higher depression.
A data frame with 799 rows and 14 variables.
id number of the patient
a factor with levels psychiatry, otolaryngology, cardiology, neurology for the indication group of the patient.
a factor with levels female, male of the patient.
a factor with levels 18-34, 35-49, 50-59, 60-87 for the age of the patient.
feeling not to be needed
loss of interest in other people
no pleasure doing things
feeling to be no good
thinking of taking one's life
Forkmann et al. (2009) Development and validation of the Rasch-based Depression Screening (DESC) using Rasch analysis and structural equation modelling. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry, 40(3): 468-78.
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