Performance of case-finding tools for depression in the nursing home: influence of clinical and functional characteristics and selection of optimal threshold scores.

@article{Gerety1994PerformanceOC,
  title={Performance of case-finding tools for depression in the nursing home: influence of clinical and functional characteristics and selection of optimal threshold scores.},
  author={Meghan B. Gerety and John W. Williams and Cynthia D. Mulrow and John E. Cornell and Adel Kadri and Jacob Rosenberg and Laura K Chiodo and M R Long},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1994},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={1103-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare case-finding tools for depression in the nursing home setting and to evaluate effects of subject function, cognition, and disease number on test performance. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING One academic and four community homes. SUBJECTS One hundred thirty-four randomly selected, mildly cognitively impaired, functionally dependent residents. METHODS AND MEASURES The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Short Geriatric Depression Scale (SGDS), Center for… CONTINUE READING

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