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Psychometric properties of responses by clinicians and older adults to a 6-item Hebrew version of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D6)

  • Yaacov G Bachner1Email author,
  • Norm O’Rourke2,
  • Margalit Goldfracht3,
  • Per Bech4 and
  • Liat Ayalon5
BMC Psychiatry201313:2

Received: 1 November 2012

Accepted: 27 December 2012

Published: 3 January 2013

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1 Nov 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
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19 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
3 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-244X-13-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public Health and the Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Aging, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Community Division, Clalit Health Services, Tel Aviv, Israel and Department of Family, Health Care, Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, The Technion
Department of Psychiatry, Frederiksborg General Hospital
Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University