A randomized controlled trial of the Geriatric Depression Scale in an inpatient ward for older adults.

@article{Weatherall2000ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of the Geriatric Depression Scale in an inpatient ward for older adults.},
  author={Mark Weatherall},
  journal={Clinical rehabilitation},
  year={2000},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={
          186-91
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To measure the prevalence of high scores on the Geriatric Depression Scale in an inpatient unit for older people and assess whether administration of this instrument increased the use of antidepressant medication. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Inpatient unit for assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of older adults in a district hospital. SUBJECTS Consecutive admissions to the inpatient unit were approached. Of 198 people, 100 gave consent and were randomized… CONTINUE READING
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