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						Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) (screening)

Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. ( for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 05-04-2018
last updated: 05-04-2018 by K.Borchert for Millisecond Software LLC

Script Copyright ©  05-04-2018 Millisecond Software


This script implements a computerized version of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) by:

Hann, D., Winter, K., & Jacobsen, P. (1999) Measurement of depressive symptoms in cancer patients. Evaluation of the
Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 46, 437-443.


20 4-point Likert scale, self-report											  

The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'CES_D.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 (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited)

(2) Summary data file: 'CES_D_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per 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)
expressions.CES_D_score:		Range: 0-60
								A score of 16 points or more is considered an indicator of a possible depression

20 4-point Likert scale, self-report	

see section Editable Parameters

check 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

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