Are gold standard depression measures appropriate for use in geriatric cancer patients? A systematic evaluation of self-report depression instruments used with geriatric, cancer, and geriatric cancer samples Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depression
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Neoplasms
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales

abstract

  • The validation evidence for use of common depression instruments in geriatric patients with cancer is lacking. This, and the possibility that these measures may not assess common depressive symptoms in geriatric patients with cancer, questions the adequacy of these scales in this population.

publication date

  • January 10, 2010

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2815722

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2009.23.0201

PubMed ID

  • 19996030

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 348

end page

  • 56

volume

  • 28

number

  • 2