Year: 1986 Source: Hospital and Community Psychiatry, v.37, no.7, (July 1986), p.738-740 SIEC No: 19870335

Validation data is presented on a 3-item measure of depressive & suicidal symtoms developed as a component of a data collection instrument for the treatment outcome prospective study (Tops), which is a national longitudinal study of drug abusers. Test measures were administered to 224 clients in 7 drug abuse treatment programs. Results indicate that the Tops measure appears to be sufficiently accurate in revealing depressive & suicidal symptoms, as well as being easy to use & interpret. (LH)