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Beck Depression Inventory-II

I need help with a short summary (at least 250 words) of the attached journal article.

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1. I need help with a short summary (at least 250 words) of the attached journal article.

Osman, Kopper & Barrios (2004), in the article, Reliability and Validity of the Beck Depression Inventory-II with adolescent psychiatric, Inpatients, engaged in an investigation to validate the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II; A. T. Beck, R. A. Steer, & G. K. Brown, 1996) for adolescent psychiatric inpatients, which was their sample, who were predominantly Caucasian.

In study 1, content validity was assessed. Specifically, the authors had expert raters (N= 7) and adolescent psychiatric inpatients (N =13) evaluate the BDI-II items to assess content validity (see Study 1, p.3). The authors made note that the BDI-II manual reported: "the BDI-II was developed especially to assess the depressive symptoms listed as criteria for depressive disorders in the DSM-IV" (Beck et al., 1996, p. 25, as cited in the article). In evaluating content validity, they found several of the ratings ...

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Assists in summarizing the article: Reliability and validity of the Beck Depression Inventory?II with adolescent psychiatric inpatients (Osman, Kopper, & Barrios, 2004).

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