|Note! This is not a diagnosis. The calculations that are provided are estimates based on averages.|
Originally Geriatric depression scale (short form GDS)is a report measure of depression in which older adults respond to 30 questions by using yes or no for each question to. At first, the Geriatric depression scale was 30 question report but most of the patients were having difficulty to complete all the questions. To overcome this a 15-item version was developed.
These 15 questions are co-related with the symptoms of depression in which 10 questions indicate the presence of depression when answered positively and 5 question indicates depression if answered negatively.
GDS-15 versions comprise the following questions:
These questions are co-related with the symptoms of depression and used to see the severity of depression in a patient.
In every version of depression scale each question scores 1 point on every positive answer in the screening of depressive status. The patient has to answer with yes or no and the end result will show the severity of depression:
Our calculator allows user to complete their reports to check their reports anywhere and anytime. Our GDS calculator is easy to use and used by many individuals worldwide.
All you need is to answer these simple questions and the results will show in seconds to you according to the questions answered. You can use the score further to know whether you need to see a specialist or not. You can perform this test regularly free of cost.
Furthermore, you can use our Depression test tool to further examine the depression severity.