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The evaluation of depression in the elderly: A modification of the geriatric depression scale.
They were evaluated using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, the Geriatric Depression Scale, and self-reported satisfaction scores.
2004) is not the first choice for measuring depressive symptoms in the elderly; the Geriatric Depression Scale (Yesavage et al.
32** Note: GDS-SF indicates Geriatric Depression Scale - Short Form, T indicates texting, *<.
Moreover, significantly greater improvement in depressive symptoms as measured by the Geriatric Depression Scale was seen in the duloxetine group at weeks 2, 4, 8, 16, 20, and 24--but once again, not at week 12, which was the point when the study allowed for dose adjustment from 60 mg/day to 120 mg/day, noted Dr.
The complete patient data set included the diagnosis (by the geriatrician); independence rating on ADLs and instrumental IADLs (by the caregiver); the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE; Folstein, Folstein, & McHugh, 1975); and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15; administered to the patient; Sheikh & Yesavage, 1986).
Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), This scale, developed by Yesavage et al.
Greenberg, The Short Form GDS consists of 15 2007: questions; developed from Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) questions on the Long Form GDS.
The response rate (response was defined as at least a 33% reduction in the score on the Geriatric Depression Scale [GDS]) was significantly higher in the active-treatment group than in the placebo group (45.
In measuring the level of depressive symptoms, subjective self reporting tools such as the Geriatric Depression Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale and Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia are used.
Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS): This screening instrument includes 30 items evaluating the level of depressive symptoms within the last week.
Research (16) has shown that the five-item version of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) developed by Hoyl et al (17) is a quick and effective screening tool.
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