A 15 questioned Geriatric Depression Scale
(GDS) was used in the study12.
Depressive symptoms in the elderly: analysis of the items of the Geriatric Depression Scale
. Acta Paul Enferm 2012; 25(4):497-503.
A The Geriatric Depression Scale
is a questionnaire that assesses how the respondent feels on the day they take the scale.
This data is consistent with the English (cut-off 10/11), Portuguese (cut-off 11), and Spanish (cut-off 9/10) studies and with most of the studies of validation of the Geriatric Depression Scale
Reliability, validity, and factor structure of the geriatric depression scale
in Turkish elderly: Are there different factor structures for different cultures?
Geriatric Depression Scale
. This scale assesses the depressive symptoms .
However, other studies have used different scales, such as the Geriatric Depression Scale
, the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia , and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale .
All the willing 60 subjects were informed and explained completely about the study and inform consent was taken and geriatric depression scales
long-form (GDS) for assessing the levels of depression among the population were used.
Depression level was investigated by the Geriatric Depression Scale
. The standardized Mini-mental State Examination was performed to assess the cognitive status.
The geriatric depression scale
(GDS) among dancers also went down from 2.83 to 2.33.
Validation of the Five-Item Geriatric Depression Scale
in Elderly Subjects in Three Different Settings.
Instead of the categorical approach, some epidemiological studies have adopted a dimensional approach to this issue, using depressive symptoms questionnaires, that is, the Geriatric Depression Scale
(GDS) and the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) scale.