All publications of “Amanda Gilvani Cordeiro Matias”

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Indicators of depression in elderly and different screening methods

Amanda Gilvani Cordeiro Matias, Marília de Andrade Fonsêca, Maria de Lourdes de Freitas Gomes, Marcos Antonio Almeida Matos

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3447

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms among elderly and correlate the agreement between the screening methods used.Methods A cross-section study of 137 elderly attending the Programa Vivendo a Terceira Idade [Living for the Elderly Program]. Depressive symptoms were screened by the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 and the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale, by Yesavage. Cohen´s kappa analyzed the degree of agreement of these scales.Results The prevalence of depressive symptoms screened by the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 was 62.8% and, by the Geriatric […]