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						Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) (screening)
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 05-04-2018
last updated:  11-08-2019 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 11-08-2019 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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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.

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OVERVIEW
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20 4-point Likert scale, self-report											  
											  
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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 2 minutes to complete

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DATA FILE INFORMATION 
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The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'ces_d.iqdat'

date, time:						date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber 
subject, group, session:	  		 with the current subject/groupnumber/session id
build:							the Inquisit build 

q*_response:						response given (in assigned values)
									Scale: 0 (rarely) - 3 (most of the time)
									R = automatically reversed scored questions
									
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)

computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android)
script.startdate:					date script was run
script.starttime:					time script was started
script.subjectid:					assigned subject id number
script.groupid:					assigned group id number
script.sessionid:					assigned session id number
script.elapsedtime:				time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script
script.completed:					0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 
								1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
								
CES_D_score:					Range: 0-60
								A score of 16 points or more is considered an indicator of a possible depression

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INSTRUCTIONS 
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see section Editable Parameters

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EDITABLE CODE 
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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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