Variable Details:

Source:

Weeks, Sandra Kenney, Paul E. McGann, and Teresa King Michaels (2003), "Comparing Various Short-Form Geriatric Depression Scales Leads to the GDS-5/15", Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 35, 133-137.
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Variable



Definition:



Item(s):

  • Are you basically satisfied with your life?
  • Do you often get bored?
  • Do you often feel helpless?
  • Do you prefer to stay home rather than going out and doing new things?
  • Do you feel pretty worthless the way you are now?


Citations:

  • Hoyl, M.T., C.A. Alessi, and J.O. Harker (1999), "Development and testing of a five-item version of the Geriatric Depression Scale", Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 47, 873-878. [Endnote]