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BECK'S DEPRESSION INVENTORY II (BDI-II)
Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
last updated: 04-10-2018 by K. Borchert (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Copyright © 04-10-2018 Millisecond Software
This script implements the Beck's Depression Inventory II (BDI-II).
The BDI was originally introduced in:
Beck, AT, Ward, CH, Mendeson, M, Mock, J. & Erbaugh, J. (1961). An Inventory for Measuring Depression.
Archives of General Psychiatry,6 , 561-571.
and revised in 1996.
21-question multiple-choice self-report inventory
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
The default data stored in the data files are:
(1) Raw data file: 'BDI_II.iqdat'
date, time, group, subject: date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber
build: the Inquisit build
q*_response: response given (in assigned values)
q*_latency: how much time the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question
(the last time this particular surveypage was visited)
(2) Summary data file: 'BDI_II_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)
script.startdate: date script was run
script.starttime: time script was started
script.subjectid: subject id number
script.groupid: group id number
script.elapsedtime: time it took to run script (in ms)
computer.platform: the platform the script was run on
/completed: 0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
/totalscore_BDI: the sum of all numeric scores (Range: 0-63)
/assessment: According to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beck_Depression_Inventory
0–13: minimal depression
14–19: mild depression
20–28: moderate depression
29–63: severe depression.
check under EDITABLE CODE below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc.
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.
The parameters you can change are:
/pageinstructions: the instructions that appear at the top of each surveypage