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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 38 (1996) 10

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Reliability of a semi-structured interview for the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale

F. de Jonghe, M. Koeter, H.D.B. Vermeulen

We investigated the interrater reliability of a Dutch semi-structured interview for the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. An interviewer-observator design was used, and the results were compared with a recent publication. The results suggest that the use of a semi-structured interview facilitates the reliable application of the Hamilton scale, especially by raters without clinical experience.