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								*Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)*
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 10-12-2021
last updated: 10-12-2021 by K.Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software LLC

Script Copyright © 10-12-2021 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)

References

Zigmond AS, Snaith RP. The Hospital Anxiety and
Depression Scale. Acta Psychiatr Scand 1983;67:361–370.

Stern, A.F.(2014). The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale.
Occupational Medicine, 64, 393-394.
https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqu024

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OVERVIEW
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14 4-point Likert type questions (7 for Depression, 7 for Anxiety)

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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: 'hads.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: 0-3 (anchors different for each question)
									R = automatically reversed scored questions (3-0)
									Note: a score of 0 represents no Anxiety/no Depression; 3 is the highest score one can achieve
									
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: 'hads_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per participant)

computer.platform:					the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android)
inquisit.build:						the version/build of Inquisit
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)
									
									
expressions.HADS_DepressionScore:	sum of all depression scores (Range: 0-21)
expressions.HADS_AnxietyScore:		sum of all anxiety scores (Range: 0-21)


Interpretation of total scores:
0-7 = Normal
8–10 = Borderline abnormal 
11-21 = Abnormal 


//raw scores:
radiobuttons.q1R_A.response,
radiobuttons.q2_D.response,
radiobuttons.q3R_A.response,
radiobuttons.q4_D.response,
radiobuttons.q5R_A.response,
radiobuttons.q6R_D.response,
radiobuttons.q7_A.response,
radiobuttons.q8R_D.response,
radiobuttons.q9_A.response,
radiobuttons.q10R_D.response,
radiobuttons.q11R_A.response,
radiobuttons.q12_D.response,
radiobuttons.q13R_A.response,
radiobuttons.q14_D.response									

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QUESTIONNAIRE SET-UP & SCORING
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* The 7 Depression items are summed up to create the HADS_DepressionScore
* The 7 Anxiety items are summed up to create the HADS_AnxietyScore
	
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INSTRUCTIONS 
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provided by Millisecond Software - can be edited under 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

/quitinstructions:			the instructions to quit the questionnaire
								Note: the quitcommand can be changed under DEFAULTS