GDS-30 - Geriatric Depression Scale - 30-item

The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-30) is a self-report assessment used to identify depression in the elderly.

Special Instructions:
Once the patient has submitted it, you may preview it on the uninitialed documents tab in the EMR. However, do not initial it or it won't later be pulled into your Mobile Note.

Scores Produced
Total Score (0-30)

0-9 = normal
10-19 = mildly depressive
20-30 = severely depressive

Yesavage JA, Brink TL, Rose TL, Lum O, Huang V, Adey M, Leirer VO: Development and validation of a geriatric depression screening scale: a preliminary report. Journal of Psychiatric Research 17:37-49, 1983



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