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CES-D scale and the validity of the individual assessment.

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Differentiate between the populations for which this psychological measure -Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) - is valid and invalid.

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In order to understand the populations that the CES-D measurement is valid and invalid for, an understanding of what these terms mean is in order. According to Webster's (2011) the definition of valid means well-grounded, justifiable, being meaningful and relevant. The meaning of invalid is being without force or foundation in truth, fact or law.

The Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D) is a 9 (short version) to 20 (long version) question assessment that is used to measure whether an individual is depressed. An individual who has depression is more likely to commit suicide. Answers are given a score from 0 (not likely) to 3 ...

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This solution is comprised of over 350 words with references on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, comparing which individuals the CES-D is valid and invalid for. The expert differentiates between the population for which this psychological measures.