- 18-65 aged, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981 to 1987
- N = 419
- Non Response:
In 1981 942 panel members were selected. By 1987 649 members remained. In 1987 a supplementary mail questionnaire, used to measure depression and anxiety, netted 419 replies. Mailed questionnaire at T4 to measure depression/anxiety
- Authors's label
- Beck Depression Inventory
- Our Classification
- Self report on 21 item Bech Depression Inventory
The BDI comprises 21 items measuring both affects and symptoms. The items are in multiple choice format, with the respondent being asked the description that best fits 'how you have been feeling lately'.
Beck et al. 1961 Archives of General Psychiatry 4, 561-571.