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20/10/2009

Tool Information

Settings: Residence for Older People
MHP Steps: Needs Analysis
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
URL: Click here for Tool Website
Publication Information: - Brink TL, Yesavage JA, Lum O, Heersema P, Adey MB, Rose TL. Screening tests for geriatric depression. Clinical Gerontologist. 1982. 1: 37-44. - Yesavage JA, Brink TL, Rose TL, Lum O, Huang V, Adey MB, Leirer VO. Development and validation of a geriatric depression screening scale: A preliminary report. Journal of Psychiatric Research 17: 37-49, 1983."

Evaluation: Yes
Available Formats: Paper Based
Free: Yes
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Individual
Tool Type: Screening Tool/Questionnaire

Tool Description

This is a screener questionnaire to classify older people on an geriatric depression scale (normal - mild - severe depression). This version is the long form and includes 30 short questions.

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: Applied internationally
Stage of Development: Well established
Evaluation and Research: Referenced widely
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: Active participation clearly described

Evaluation Description

see publication Information

Contact Details

Contact Name: Brink, T.L., Yesavage, J.A.
Organisation Name: Positive Aging Resource Center
Email: sue_levkoff@hms.harvard.edu
Telephone: 617-525-6122

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