Validity and reliability of the depression in old age scale (DIA-S) in Iranian older adults.

@article{Rashedi2016ValidityAR,
  title={Validity and reliability of the depression in old age scale (DIA-S) in Iranian older adults.},
  author={Vahid Rashedi and Mohammad Taghi Rezaei and Mahshid Foroughan and Ahmad Delbari},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={66},
  pages={
          193-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE One of the most common geriatric psychiatric syndromes is depression. The aim of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the Depression in Old Age Scale (DIA-S) as a self-report screening tool for depressive symptoms in Iranian elders. METHODS The population sample was consisted of 210 older subjects admitted to Hamadan adult day care centers. The DIA-S and a socio-demographic questionnaire were used to gather the data. Concurrent and convergent validity were… CONTINUE READING