7.52. Geriatric Depression Scale, 15-item version (GDS-15)

Shortened version of the 30-item GDS.

7.52.1. History and guide

  • Brink TL, Yesavage JA, Lum O, Heersema P, Adey MB, Rose TL (1982). Screening tests for geriatric depression. Clinical Gerontologist 1: 37–­44.
  • Yesavage JA, Brink TL, Rose TL, Lum O, Huang V, Adey MB, Leirer VO (1983): Development and validation of a geriatric depression screening scale: A preliminary report. Journal of Psychiatric Research 17: 37­49.
  • Sheikh JI, Yesavage JA (1986). Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS): Recent evidence and development of a shorter version. Clinical Gerontology : A Guide to Assessment and Intervention 165–173. The Haworth Press, NY.
  • Sheikh JI, Yesavage JA, Brooks JO III, Friedman LF, Gratzinger P, Hill RD, Zadeik A, Crook T (1991). Proposed factor structure of the Geriatric Depression Scale. International Psychogeriatrics 3: 23­–28.

7.52.3. Intellectual property rights

Public domain.