Percentile norms (with interval estimates) for mood scales (DASS, DASS-21, HADS, PANAS,SaD)

Program: MoodScore_PRs.exe

This program for PCs accompanies the paper: Crawford, J. R., Garthwaite, P. H., Lawrie, C.J., Henry, J.D., MacDonald, M.A., Sutherland, J., and Sinha, P. (2009). A convenient method of obtaining percentile norms and accompanying interval estimates for self-report mood scales (DASS, DASS-21, HADS, PANAS, and sAD). British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 48, 163-180. (REPRINT as a pdf)

The program (MoodScore_PRs.exe) takes an individual's raw scores on one of five commonly used mood scales and expresses the scores as percentile ranks. The point estimates of the percentile ranks are accompanied by 95% interval estimates (these can be calculated using either Bayesian or classical statistical methods - the two sets of limits give very similar intervals). The normative data used to provide these percentile norms were obtained from samples of the general adult population. The samples vary in size from 758 (for the sAD scale) to 3,822 for the HADS scale).

Note: All of the mood scales have subscales (i.e., Anxiety, Depression subscales). The program has been modified (9th Feb 2009) so that it does not require the user to enter scores for each subscale (if you have previously downloaded the program and would find this feature useful then download this current version and delete or overwrite the earlier version)

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