Recognising depression in residential facilities: an Australian challenge.

@article{Snowdon2008RecognisingDI,
  title={Recognising depression in residential facilities: an Australian challenge.},
  author={John Snowdon and Richard L. Fleming},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          295-300
        }
}
BACKGROUND Depression in aged care facilities (ACFs) is reportedly under-recognised and under-treated. Observer-rated and self-rated depression rating scales can help identify cases of depression, and could be used to estimate the prevalence of depression in ACFs. METHOD Direct care staff in 168 ACFs used a survey form and administered the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) and (in those able to be tested) the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) to every fourth resident… CONTINUE READING

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