Title

Validity of the GDS-4 revisited

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Psychology, Health and Medicine

Publication Date

10-1-2008

Volume

13

Issue

5

First Page

621

Last Page

626

Keywords

Chinese, Geriatric depression scale, Psychometric properties

Abstract

This article points out several flaws in an earlier article (Chau, Martin, Thompson, Chang, & Woo, 2006). We note that Chau, Martin, Thompson, Chang, and Woo (2006) had misquoted our work on a 4-item version of the geriatric depression scale (GDS), and the work of the research team, which developed the original 30-item and 15-item versions of the scale. Furthermore, their data analytic methods were flawed, and their conclusions were often not supported by the data they presented. On the basis of these observations, we found no evidence against the use of the 4-item version of the GDS.

DOI

10.1080/13548500801932402

Print ISSN

13548506

E-ISSN

14653966

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Cheng, S.-T., & Chan, A. C. M. (2008). Validity of the GDS-4 revisited. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 13(5), 621-626. doi: 10.1080/13548500801932402