The short form of the Geriatric Depression Scale: a comparison with the 30-item form.

@article{Burke1991TheSF,
  title={The short form of the Geriatric Depression Scale: a comparison with the 30-item form.},
  author={William M. J. Burke and William H Roccaforte and Steven P. Wengel},
  journal={Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology},
  year={1991},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={173-8}
}
The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) exists in both short and long forms. The original 30-item form of the GDS has been shown to be an effective screening test for depression in a variety of settings. However, its utility in patients with dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) is questionable. The short, 15-item version of the GDS was developed primarily for brevity and, in particular, for use in populations such as the medically ill or those with dementia, where the longer form might be… CONTINUE READING
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