Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)


Purpose of the measure

The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) is a self-rating screening tool developed to detect depression in elderly individuals (Yesavage et al., 1983).

Author*: Katie Marvin, MSc. PT (Candidate)
Editors: Annabel McDermott, OT; Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT

Evidence reviewed as of before 12-01-2012

NOTE: *The authors have no direct financial interest in any tools,
tests or interventions presented in StrokEngine-assessment.