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Validation of the Arabic version of the short Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15)

Show simple item record Chaaya M. Sibai A.-M. Roueiheb Z.E. Chemaitelly H. Chahine L.M. Al-Amin H. Mahfoud Z.
dc.contributor.editor 2008 2017-10-18T13:33:49Z 2017-10-18T13:33:49Z 2008
dc.identifier 10.1017/S1041610208006741
dc.identifier.issn 10416102
dc.description.abstract Background: This study aimed to examine the validity and reliability of an Arabic version of the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15). Methods: 121 community-dwelling older adults and primary care patients aged 60 and above participated in this study. Older adults with dementia, those with thyroid dysfunction, and hearing or speech impairments were excluded. Test-retest reliability was examined by re-administering the translated GDS-15 to a subset of 38 participants at least seven days after the initial interview. Results: The Arabic GDS-15 had good psychometric properties, but the best properties were reported for the 7-8 cutoff. Cronbach's α as a measure of internal consistency reliability was high (0.88) and κ ranged from 0.57 to 0.75. The performance of the GDS-15 was equally good for both community-dwelling older adults and those in primary care settings, and for both forms of the GDS (examiner administered vs. self-administered). Conclusion: The Arabic GDS is a useful measure to assess depression among community-dwelling older adults and primary care patients who do not have dementia. Because of the use of formal Arabic, GDS-15 can be widely used with all Arabic-speaking people. © 2008 International Psychogeriatric Association.
dc.format.extent Pages: (571-581)
dc.language English
dc.publisher NEW YORK
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: International Psychogeriatrics; Publication Year: 2008; Volume: 20; no. 3; Pages: (571-581);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Validation of the Arabic version of the short Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15)
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Chaaya, M., Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Sibai, A.-M., Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Roueiheb, Z.E., Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Chemaitelly, H., Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Chahine, L.M., Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Al-Amin, H., Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Mahfoud, Z., Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Mahfoud, Z.; Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of BeirutLebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Epidemiology and Population Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Epidemiology and Population Health
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Chaaya, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Sibai, AM
dc.contributor.authorInitials El Roueiheb, Z
dc.contributor.authorInitials Chemaitelly, H
dc.contributor.authorInitials Chahine, LM
dc.contributor.authorInitials Al-Amin, H
dc.contributor.authorInitials Mahfoud, Z
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Mahfoud, Z (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Fac Hlth Sci, Dept Epidemiol and Populat Hlth, Lebanon, NH USA.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.coden INPSE
dc.identifier.pubmedID 18289453
dc.identifier.scopusID 41549161671
dc.publisher.address 32 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10013-2473 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Int. Psychogeriatr.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 3
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle International Psychogeriatrics
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Int. Psychogeriatr.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 20
dc.source.ID WOS:000259519000011
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Arabic GDS-15
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Elderly depression
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Geriatric scale
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Validation
dc.subject.otherIndex aged
dc.subject.otherIndex aging
dc.subject.otherIndex analytic method
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex community living
dc.subject.otherIndex controlled study
dc.subject.otherIndex Cronbach alpha coefficient
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex Geriatric Depression Scale
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex interview
dc.subject.otherIndex language
dc.subject.otherIndex major clinical study
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex primary medical care
dc.subject.otherIndex psychometry
dc.subject.otherIndex reliability
dc.subject.otherIndex test retest reliability
dc.subject.otherIndex validity
dc.subject.otherIndex Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Arabs
dc.subject.otherIndex Cognition Disorders
dc.subject.otherIndex Depressive Disorder, Major
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Language
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Neuropsychological Tests
dc.subject.otherIndex Questionnaires
dc.subject.otherIndex Reproducibility of Results
dc.subject.otherIndex Translations
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DIAGNOSTIC-ACCURACY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PREVALENCE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus VALIDITY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DISORDERS
dc.subject.otherWOS Psychology, Clinical
dc.subject.otherWOS Geriatrics and Gerontology
dc.subject.otherWOS Gerontology
dc.subject.otherWOS Psychiatry
dc.subject.otherWOS Psychology

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