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

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1238-1243
Number of pages6
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume85
Issue number3 PART 2
StatePublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes

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The visual analogue mood scale : Can a single-item scale accurately classify depressive mood state? / Killgore, William.

In: Psychological Reports, Vol. 85, No. 3 PART 2, 12.1999, p. 1238-1243.

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