Psychometric Evaluation of the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale and the Geriatric Depression Scale using a Community Sample
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In this study the psychometric properties of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) and the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) were evaluated and compared, using a relatively large elderly community sample. The GDS generally performed well, replicating earlier findings from a different population. Also, as hypothesized, the SDS, which has a multiple-choice format, had a higher non-completion rate than the GDS, which has a true-false format. Finally, no significant differences between the responses of young-old and old-old subjects were observed.
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Psychology and Aging, v. 4, issue 1, p. 125-126
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Dunn, Victoria and Sacco, William P., "Psychometric Evaluation of the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale and the Geriatric Depression Scale using a Community Sample" (1989). Psychology Faculty Publications. 873.