ผู้วิจัย/Authors: Ajcharaporn Seeherunwong, M.Ed.* Ronnachai Kongsakorn, M.D., LL.B., M.Sc.**
ชื่อเรื่อง/Title: Thai Version of Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression : Cluster Analysis
แหล่งที่มา/Source: Journal of The Psychiatric Association of Thailand, Vol. 46 No.4 October-December 2002. P. 311-321.
รายละเอียด / Details:
Objective The aim of this study was to validate the construct of the Thai version of Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression Method We perform cluster analysis using data from the survey samples of 79 first episode depressive disorder patients who attend the out-patient clinic of psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital during June to December by the year 2000. Results With the Ward’s method of cluster analysis. There were 4 domains in Thai version of Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression : 1) Depression and anxiety domain 2) Sleep domain 3) Physical domain 4) Cognitive domain. Within these group of first episode depressive patients, they distributed in 3 groups from the presenting symptom: 1) Mainly in sleep symptom 2) Mainly with the inner psychic problem 3) Mainly with severe depressive symptoms. Conclusions Thai version of Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression from Cluster Analysis gave the same construct validity as the original version and the pattern of the depressive patients in this study will contribute some benefit for the management of the Thai depressive patients.
Keywords: Thai version of hamilton rating scale for depression, scale for depressive assessment, cluster analysis, first episode depressive patients, depress
Address: Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700 ** Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400
Country of publication: Thailand.
Category: Abstract Journal.