Implications of non-response of older women to a short form of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale

Powers, J. R., Young, A. F., Russell, A. M. A. and Pachana, N. A. (2003) Implications of non-response of older women to a short form of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 57 1: 37-54. doi:10.2190/BR9Y-J1CL-LM6M-JACJ


Author Powers, J. R.
Young, A. F.
Russell, A. M. A.
Pachana, N. A.
Title Implications of non-response of older women to a short form of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale
Journal name International Journal of Aging and Human Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0091-4150
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.2190/BR9Y-J1CL-LM6M-JACJ
Volume 57
Issue 1
Start page 37
End page 54
Total pages 18
Editor R. G. Kunzendorf
B. Hayslip Jr
Place of publication United States
Publisher Baywood Publishing Co. Inc
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
321202 Epidemiology
730299 Public health not elsewhere classified
Abstract The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) is frequently used in epidemiological surveys to screen for depression, especially among older adults. This article addresses the problem of non-completion of a short form of the CES-D (CESD-10) in a mailed survey of 73- to 78-year-old women enrolled in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. Completers of the CESD-10 had more education, found it easier to manage on available income and reported better physical and mental health. The Medical Outcomes Study Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) scores for non-completers were intermediate between those for women classified as depressed and not depressed using the CESD-10. Indicators of depression had an inverted U-shaped relationship with the number of missing CESD- 10 items and were most frequent for women with two to seven items missing. Future research should pay particular attention to the level of missing data in depression scales and report its potential impact on estimates of depression.
Keyword Gerontology
Psychology, Developmental
Ces-d
Criterion Validity
Adults
Health
Australia
People
Sample
Cohort
Gender
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2004 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Psychology Publications
 
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