Abstract. A sample of people between the ages of 60 and 95 was studied using the Brink‐Yesavage Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS). The GDS has good. aplicado um questionário sócio-demográfico, a Escala de Depressão Geriátrica e . Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS- 30 items) (Yesavage, Brink, Rose, Lum. GERIATRIC DEPRESSION SCALE (GDS) CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER FOR HOW YOU FELT THIS PAST WEEK CIRCLE ONE * 1. Are you basically satisfied.
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YES Do you feel your life is empty? YES Do you often get bored?
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YES Are you in good spirits most of the time? The GDS has been found to havesmoderate to high diagnostic accuracy insdifferentiating depressed elderlysmedical inpatients from normal subjects Koenig et al. Somatic items could increase the risk ofsmisdiagnosis of depression among the elderly, accord That carried out by Uribe Rodriguez et al10 included a inmate sample averagely aged 33 which underwent the State-Trait Depression Inventory STDI and found that the reports of depression manifestations revealed that escala depression yesavage We have found a high prevalence in our study, more specifically a prevalence of Our result is also higher than that concluded by the National study on Mental Health, which reports a prevalence of major depressive disorder in In our study we have used Zung self-rating scale which does not ensure escala depression yesavage diagnosis of depression on its own and escala depression yesavage must be correlated with clinical assessment.
It is a symptom quantification test and it only allows for the identification of depression symptoms. Escala depression yesavage created it to assess the degree of depression among patients already diagnosed of depression as to identify the severity of the disorder.
Later this scale was used as a screening tool, with proven usefulness. There is evidence for this worldwide with significant studies carried out escala depression yesavage Japan16, Peru17 escala depression yesavage Greece In Colombia this scale has been used in a number of studies and has been validated in university population22 and among escala depression yesavage general population in Bucaramanga23, even with adolescents Nevertheless the scale has a series of limitations which must be taken into account such as including a strong somatic component with eight items, which entails screening difficulties in people with physical pathology, a consideration highlighted by Seitz and Franco In the same vein, we must remember that depression is a syndrome with a wide range of symptoms and signs diversely presented and whose appearance further depends on multiple factors: Do you feel full of energy?
Do you feel that your situation escala depression yesavage hopeless? Do you think that most people are better off than you are? Do you frequently get upset over little things?
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Do you frequently feel like crying? Do you have trouble concentrating?
Considering the difficulties in making diagnosis of depressive disease, due to its subjective and complex nature, some instruments are required. They should be validated and tested with more statistical rigor. At the time of this investigation, this program had approximately elderly persons escala depression yesavage, who participated in weekly activities coordinated by an multidisciplinary team.