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The Geriatric Depression Scale has been tested extensively in the older population, and research suggests it is a reliable tool for diagnosing depression in this age group.
The factorial analysis that we obtained is also similar to the Korean version of the Geriatric Depression Scale. This one is composed of 5 factors: sad mood and agitation (6, 18, 11, 8, 13, 24, 16, 25, 10, 3), positive mood (1, 9, 7, 15, 19, 22, 27, 5, 23), lack of energy (2, 21, 20, 17), cognitive inefficiency (14, 26, 30), and social withdrawal (12, 28) [6].
Eker, "Reliability, validity, and factor structure of the geriatric depression scale in Turkish elderly: are there different factor structures for different cultures?," International Psychogeriatrics, vol.
Applicability of 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale to detect depression in elderly medical outpatients.
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) was used to assess cognitive function; mood was assessed with the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) and the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS).
Afterwards, 259 (82 men and 177 women) participants were asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire of the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) at home and return it by mail.
Patients also improved significantly on the short form, 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS15) immediately after finishing cryotherapy, but the effect was less durable, having lost statistical significance 2 weeks later, Dr.
The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) is a 15-item questionnaire in wide use to assess depressive symptoms among older adults.
* Decreasing depression symptoms by 41% as indicated in the Geriatric Depression Scale.

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