AFFECTIVITEIT EN ZELFBEOORDELING VAN DEPRESSIE EN ANGST

F. P. M. L. Peeters*, R. W. H. M. Ponds, M. T. G. Vermeeren

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Abstract

Existing self-report measures for measuring the severity of a depression are not very specific for the disorder concerned. Especially the low divergent validity with regard to anxiety disorders is a problem; a number of reasons are clarified in this article. Attention is paid to a theoretical model concerning the role of positive and negative affectivity in depression and anxiety. This model offers an additional opportunity for differentiating both disorders based on specific profiles of affectivity. A self-report measure for measuring affectivity (the PANAS) is presented. Concluding, a report will follow of research with a Dutch translation of this measure with healthy volunteers and depressed patients. The reliability and validity appeared satisfactory. In addition a depression specific profile could be replicated in a group of depressed patients.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)240-250
JournalTijdschrift voor Psychiatrie
Volume38
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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