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Article: Assessing Psychological Well-being of the Old-old: A Comparative Study of GDS-15 and GHQ-12

TitleAssessing Psychological Well-being of the Old-old: A Comparative Study of GDS-15 and GHQ-12
Authors
KeywordsAged
Depression
Female
Finance
Health
Issue Date1998
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wcli20
Citation
Clinical Gerontologist, 1998, v. 19 n. 1, p. 65-75 How to Cite?
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to compare two short measures, viz., the 15-item version of Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) and the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) in the assessment of the psychological well-being of the old-old in Hong Kong. The sample (7V= 1,034) consisted of 504 males and 530 females aged 70 or above. Results of the study indicated that both measures were of satisfactory reliability (Cronbach alpha =.82 and.75 respectively). Significant and meaningful relationships of GDS-15 and GHQ-12 with social support, physical health, and financial status were established, which provided evidence for the construct validity of the two measures. The findings suggested further that GDS-15 was a more sensitive outcome measure than GHQ-12.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222901
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.589
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.385

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorBoey, KW-
dc.contributor.authorChiu, HFK-
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-12T02:28:59Z-
dc.date.available2016-02-12T02:28:59Z-
dc.date.issued1998-
dc.identifier.citationClinical Gerontologist, 1998, v. 19 n. 1, p. 65-75-
dc.identifier.issn0731-7115-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222901-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to compare two short measures, viz., the 15-item version of Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) and the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) in the assessment of the psychological well-being of the old-old in Hong Kong. The sample (7V= 1,034) consisted of 504 males and 530 females aged 70 or above. Results of the study indicated that both measures were of satisfactory reliability (Cronbach alpha =.82 and.75 respectively). Significant and meaningful relationships of GDS-15 and GHQ-12 with social support, physical health, and financial status were established, which provided evidence for the construct validity of the two measures. The findings suggested further that GDS-15 was a more sensitive outcome measure than GHQ-12.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wcli20-
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Gerontologist-
dc.rightsPreprint: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI]. Postprint: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI].-
dc.subjectAged-
dc.subjectDepression-
dc.subjectFemale-
dc.subjectFinance-
dc.subjectHealth-
dc.titleAssessing Psychological Well-being of the Old-old: A Comparative Study of GDS-15 and GHQ-12-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailBoey, KW: kwboey@HKUCC.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1300/J018v19n01_06-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-2642708354-
dc.identifier.hkuros34297-
dc.identifier.volume19-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage65-
dc.identifier.epage75-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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