Title

Consideration for a community screening instrument for depression amongst the elderly in Hong Kong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Hong Kong Journal of Gerontology = 香港老年學報

Publication Date

6-1-1992

Volume

6

Issue

1

First Page

44

Last Page

49

Abstract

Depression is said to be a major psychological disorder amongst the aged in Hong Kong. It has been established that, untreated depression often ends with suicide, and therefore it is vitally important for all elderly care workers (general practitioners, nurses, social workers and alike), to be able to screen out these depressive elderly for proper diagnosis and treatments - hence the need of a simple standardized measurement, for preliminary community screening.

This paper has provided an overview of the nature of standardized measurements of depression, a review the general considerations when using such measurements amongst the elderly, and an investigation into some cautions one has to take into account when the measurement is applied to the Chinese elderly in Hong Kong.

Print ISSN

16082346

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 1992 Hong Kong Association of Gerontology

Recommended Citation

Chan, C. M. A. (1992). Consideration for a community screening instrument for depression amongst the elderly in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Gerontology = 香港老年學報, 6(1), 44-49.

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