Case-finding for depression in elderly people: balancing ease of administration with validity in varied treatment settings.

@article{Blank2004CasefindingFD,
  title={Case-finding for depression in elderly people: balancing ease of administration with validity in varied treatment settings.},
  author={Karen Blank and Cynthia A Gruman and Julie T. Robison},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={378-84}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the performance of brief and ultrabrief (1- and 2-question) depression screens in older patients across varied treatment sites. This study (1) assesses their validity in clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes and (2) assesses cut-points for optimal clinical application. METHODS 360 patients aged 60 years and older from 2 urban primary care practices (n = 125), 1 general hospital (n = 150), and 8 nursing homes (n = 85) were assessed using the Yale 1-question… CONTINUE READING

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