Personal Assessment Inventory – IPAT Depression Scale

Personal Assessment Inventory – IPAT Depression Scale

Personal Assessment Inventory – IPAT Depression Scale

 

Name Personal Assessment Inventory-IPAT Dep Scale
Purpose  Developed to assess diagnosis of depression and to assess its factors
Population 16 years through adults
Score A totle score
Time No limit. Approximately 10-20 minutes
Author Samuel Krug and James E. Laughlin
Publisher Institute of Personality and Ability Testing
Description

It is a 40 item questionnaire that used to diagnosis depression. It is base on 7 depression factors including such trait as somatic complaints, feeling of guilt and excessive self-criticism

Scoring

The test is scored using a key directly that suggested on booklet. All the items that endorsed depression summed up and interpreted as suggested cutoff score.

Reliability and Validity

 The scale showed good internal consistency range from .85 to .94. The correlation with other scales also found. The scale have correlation between the MMPI D scale and the depression scale is .31

Norms

The handbook refers to a group of “67 clinically diagnosed depressives” together with 729 other “clinical cases” that were differentially diagnosed against 632 normal. It is not clear how these subjects were selected.

Suggested Uses

This scale can be used in psychological research and  clinical diagnosis of depression

Prepared by Namra Sarwar

December 9, 2015 / by / in ,
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