Measuring depression in nursing home residents with the MDS and GDS: An observational psychometric study
(2005, January). Measuring depression in nursing home residents with the MDS and GDS: An observational psychometric study. BMC Geriatrics, 5(1). doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-5-1
Study compared the measurement properties of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS). The level of depression was assessed in 704 nursing home residents using the MDS and a 15-item version of the GDS. MDS data collected included demographic and clinical characteristics, level of cognitive and communicative functioning, and symptoms of depression. Sample statistics and psychometric properties were compared for each of the scales across categories defined by cognitive impairment. Analyses revealed the MDS and GDS were not correlated with one another, but both were reliable measures of different elements of depression. The MDS suggested greater depression among those with cognitive impairment, whereas the GDS suggested a more severe depression among those with better cognitive function.
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