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The Geriatric Depression Scale and Japanese American older adults

TitleThe Geriatric Depression Scale and Japanese American older adults
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsIwamasa, GY, Hilliard, KM, Kost, CR
JournalClinical Gerontologist: The Journal of Aging and Mental HealthClinical Gerontologist: The Journal of Aging and Mental Health
Volume19
Pagination13-24
ISBN Number0731-7115<br/>1545-2301
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 1998-12218-002
Keywords*Japanese Cultural Groups, *Major Depression, *Rating Scales, *Test Reliability, *Test Validity, Affective Disorders [3211], Clinical Psychological Testing [2224], Geriatric Assessment, Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), us, utility of the Geriatric Depression Scale, Japanese-American older adults
AbstractPresents a summary of preliminary analyses on the utility of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) using a non-clinical sample of 86 Japanese-American older adults (mean age 72.3 yrs). Psychometric analyses indicated that the GDS had fairly high internal consistency and reliability with this sample. Results were comparable to the internal consistency and reliability coefficients found by the developers of the GDS with their original sample. Additionally, GDS scores were low and did not differ for men and women, indicating that the current sample was relatively healthy and non-depressed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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