[Reliability of the Brazilian version of the ++abbreviated form of Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) short form].

@article{Almeida1999ReliabilityOT,
  title={[Reliability of the Brazilian version of the ++abbreviated form of Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) short form].},
  author={Osvaldo P. Almeida and S{\'e}rgio Jos{\'e} Alves de Almeida},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={1999},
  volume={57 2B},
  pages={421-6}
}
Depression is a frequent health problem in old age, although the detection of such cases in clinical practice is often difficult. The systematic use of depression rating scales may increase diagnostic rates of depression amongst the elderly. This study aimed to assess the test-retest reliability of short versions of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) with 1, 4, 10, and 15 items. Sixty-four consecutive patients aged 60 or over attending the outpatient clinic for the elderly (UNID) at the… CONTINUE READING

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