Semi-structured depression scale sensitive to change with treatment for use in the elderly.

@article{Ravindran1994SemistructuredDS,
  title={Semi-structured depression scale sensitive to change with treatment for use in the elderly.},
  author={Arun V Ravindran and K Welburn and John Copeland},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1994},
  volume={164 4},
  pages={
          522-7
        }
}
The construction of a semi-structured interview depression scale that is sensitive to change for use in the elderly is described. Depression items from a well validated diagnostic instrument, the Geriatric Mental State Schedule (GMSS), were used as the core items in the development of the instrument. Improvement in depression in 80 elderly patients was independently assessed with two standard rating scales for depression, the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression and the Beck Depression… CONTINUE READING