Year: 1993 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.38, no.2, (March 1993), p.140-148 SIEC No: 19930278

This article provides a guide for people who need to evaluate scales, either to incorporate them into their own research or clinical activities, or to determine if the results of studies which use scales are meaningful. The different types of reliability & validity are discussed & guidelines are offered to evaluate how well these were assessed. Finally, other aspects of scales which can affect their usefulness, such as completion time, training, & scoring ease, are discussed. (31 refs.)