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The diagnostic accuracy of brief versions of the Geriatric Depression Scale: a systematic review and meta‐analysis

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Depression in older adults is often under recognised despite it being the most common mental health illness in this age group. An increasing older adult population highlights the need for improved diagnostic rates. Brief versions (15 items or less) of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), which are suitable for busy clinical practice, could improve detection rates.
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Keywords: GDS; Geriatric Depression Scale; depression; meta‐analysis; older adults; screening

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 2016

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