How To Try This: The Geriatric Depression Scale: Short Form
Sources: AJN, American Journal of Nursing
Passing Score: 9/12 (75%)
Published: October 2007
ANCC 2.5 CH
Purpose of Activity:To provide registered professional nurses with current information on depression in older adults, highlighting the use of the Geriatric Depression Scale: Short Form (GDS: SF) as a screening tool.
Learning Objectives:After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:
1. discuss depression among older adults, including classification and prevalence.
2. outline the general use of the GDS: SF.
3. list the advantages and disadvantages of using the GDS: SF.