Measuring depression of elderly chinese americans: A replication study

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Abstract

Research findings aimed at understanding depression in ethnic elderly Chinese are lacking. Using a revised version of the Chinese Geriatric Depression Scale, this replication study measures the prevalence of depression and its related explanatory factors in a community sample of elderly Chinese. One in five respondents was found to be depressed. Reliability and validity of the instrument support the applicability of the Chinese GDS in measuring depression in elderly Chinese. The practice implications of serving the elderly Chinese population are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-85
Number of pages17
JournalHome Health Care Services Quarterly
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • Culture
  • Depression
  • GDS
  • Geriatrics
  • Mental health
  • Seniors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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