Comparing various short-form Geriatric Depression Scales leads to the GDS-5/15.

  title={Comparing various short-form Geriatric Depression Scales leads to the GDS-5/15.},
  author={Sandra Kenney Weeks and Paul E McGann and Teresa King Michaels and Brenda W. J. H. Penninx},
  journal={Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing},
  volume={35 2},
PURPOSE To compare three published short GDS scales and to identify a valid and reliable short-form alternative to the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale. DESIGN Comparative validation study via retrospective chart review of 816 acute care patients in an 830-bed academic medical center in the USA in 2001. METHODS Data of the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale, the Mini-Mental State Examination, and demographic data were extracted from medical records after patient discharge. Three scales… CONTINUE READING

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