A meta-analysis of the factor structure of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS): the effects of language.

@article{Kim2013AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis of the factor structure of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS): the effects of language.},
  author={Giyeon Kim and Jamie Decoster and Chao-Hui Huang and Ami N Bryant},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={71-81}
}
BACKGROUND Given the lack of consensus on the factor structure of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), as well as the fact that the GDS factor structure appears to vary across diverse cultural and/or language groups, the present meta-analysis examined whether the factor structure of the GDS varies by language. METHODS A total of 26 published studies using exploratory factor analysis (14,669 participants; 10 languages) were included in the meta-analysis. The factor structure of the GDS was… CONTINUE READING

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