DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2013.04.006
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Jesús Rafael Osorno Munguía, Herminia Beatriz Segura Celis Ochoa, Alma Gloria Vallejo Casarín Patricia Andrade Palos

Abstract: The literature on depression reports great differences between women and men, presenting women higher rates of depression, few researchers have questioned if the instruments used to evaluate depression can affect these gender differences. This study aimed at the determination of the DIF (differential item functioning) of the CES-D-R (Center of Epidemiological Scale Depression Revisited), taking into account the gender variable. A sample of 1,636 adolescents whose mean was 13.3 years, standard deviation 1.0 par…

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