Title

Brief reports : a brief version of the geriatric depression scale for the Chinese

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Psychological Assessment

Publication Date

6-1-2004

Volume

16

Issue

2

First Page

182

Last Page

186

Abstract

Elderly persons (N = 310) attending outpatient psychiatric clinics were given an interview on the 30-item Geriatric Depression Scale (T. L. Brink et al., 1982; J. A. Yesavage et al., 1983) and received an independent psychiatric evaluation. A 3-step binary logistic regression showed that 2 items measuring positive affect and 2 others measuring negative affect combined to produce diagnostic performance comparable with the full scale. This result was cross-validated on a different sample (N = 134). A hierarchical measurement model in which the 4 items tapped 2 first-order factors (positive and negative affect), which in turn tapped a higher order construct of depression, provided excellent fit to the data.

DOI

10.1037/1040-3590.16.2.182

Print ISSN

10403590

E-ISSN

1939134X

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Cheng, S.-T., & Chan, A. C. M. (2004). Brief reports: A brief version of the geriatric depression scale for the Chinese. Psychological Assessment, 16(2), 182-186. doi: 10.1037/1040-3590.16.2.182