Development and validation of a geriatric depression screening scale: a preliminary report.

  title={Development and validation of a geriatric depression screening scale: a preliminary report.},
  author={J. Yesavage and T. Brink and T. L. Rose and Owen Lum and V. Huang and M. Adey and V. Leirer},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  volume={17 1},
  • J. Yesavage, T. Brink, +4 authors V. Leirer
  • Published 1982
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of psychiatric research
  • A new Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) designed specifically for rating depression in the elderly was tested for reliability and validity and compared with the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRS-D) and the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS). [...] Key Method In constructing the GDS a 100-item questionnaire was administered to normal and severely depressed subjects. The 30 questions most highly correlated with the total scores were then selected and readministered to new groups of elderly subjects…Expand Abstract
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