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.
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 MobileNote.
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