10.69. Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)¶
(¶+) Reproduction of this task/scale is not permitted (or such permission is not clear). This CamCOPS task is a data collection tool only, with no scale text (unless configured locally to use externally provided text that the hosting institution is legally permitted to use). Use it only in conjunction with a licensed copy of the original task. If your institution is entitled to use the task, you may install an add-on XML file on your server containing the required strings, to make the task fully functional, but you must provide this XML file and its contents yourself (it is outside the scope of CamCOPS).
CamCOPS provides a standard template task and a respondent template task.
10.69.1. History and guide¶
Zigmond AS, Snaith RP (1982). The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 67: 361-370. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6880820
See Snaith RP (2003), http://www.hqlo.com/content/1/1/29.
Zigmond & Snaith (1982), as above.
10.69.3. Intellectual property rights¶
Original 1982 article contains the scale and copyright is presumed to be held by its publisher (originally Munksaard International Publishers Ltd, currently Wiley [John Wiley & sons, Inc.]).
Snaith 2003 article says (sic): “The HADS was placed with a publisher of test scales distribution of the Scale was placed with a publishing firm, the National Foundation for Educational Research (nferNelson: http://www.nfer-nelson.co.uk…). The firm supplies the scale, the chart for recording of scores and the manual with instructions for its use.” See http://www.hqlo.com/content/1/1/29.
See also http://www.proqolid.org/instruments/hospital_anxiety_and_depression_scale_hads.
NFER Nelson are now GL Assessment, http://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/. Their details on the HADS are at http://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/hospital-anxiety-and-depression-scale-0.
Fees appear payable.
10.70. Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), respondent version¶