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Psychol Rep. 1999 Dec;85(3 Pt 2):1238-43.

The visual analogue mood scale: can a single-item scale accurately classify depressive mood state?

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA. killgore@genesis.mclean.org

Abstract

Visual analogue mood scales provide extremely rapid, single-item assessment of affective states. This study examined discrimination on a single-item visual analogue depression scale between dysphoric or mildly depressed and nondepressed individuals in a sample of 284 college students. The visual analogue mood scale significantly discriminated subjects by mood category and achieved comparable hit rate, sensitivity, and specificity relative to other well validated mood scales.

PMID:
10710979
DOI:
10.2466/pr0.1999.85.3f.1238
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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