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Japanese American elders and the Geriatric Depression Scale

TitleJapanese American elders and the Geriatric Depression Scale
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsMui, AC, Shibusawa, T
JournalClinical Gerontologist: The Journal of Aging and Mental HealthClinical Gerontologist: The Journal of Aging and Mental Health
Volume26
Pagination91-104
ISBN Number0731-7115<br/>1545-2301
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2003-06707-008
Keywords*Geriatric Assessment, *Geriatrics, *Japanese Americans, *Major Depression, *Test Reliability, Affective Disorders [3211], Clinical Psychological Testing [2224], Geriatric Depression Scale, test reliability, test utility, depression screening, Japanese Americans, Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Aged (65 yrs & older) Very Old (85 yrs & older), us
AbstractA cross-sectional study was conducted to examine the reliability and utility of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) among a community sample of Japanese American elders (n = 131; 78 women and 53 men). The GDS evidenced high internal consistency and reliability (Cronbach's coefficient alpha of. 86). The split-half reliability coefficient was .78. The findings suggest that the GDS may be reliable for use in screening depression among Japanese American elders. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).
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