Year: 1997 Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, v.51, no.5, (October 1997), p.549-557 SIEC No: 19980355

This article describes the development of the PSF (psychiatric symptom frequency scale) as well as a study to examine the effectiveness of the PSF in evaluating anxiety & depression in a general populace. When developing the PSF, it had to be administered by lay people and assess accurately in a relatively short amount of time. By comparing the PSF to other tests, the study found that the PSF is a useful and valid scale for evaluating anxiety & depression, and is easily adminstered. (41 refs.)