A Profile of Depressive Symptoms in Heart Failure: A Comparison Between Geriatric Depression Scale and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155143
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A Profile of Depressive Symptoms in Heart Failure: A Comparison Between Geriatric Depression Scale and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale
Abstract:
A Profile of Depressive Symptoms in Heart Failure: A Comparison Between Geriatric Depression Scale and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Salman, Ali, MD, RN, PhD, (C)
P.I. Institution Name:Tishreen University
Title:PhD Candidate
Co-Authors:Yi-Hui Lee, PhD, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Based on the Framingham Heart Study, the American Heart Association has estimated that more than 5,200,000 Americans currently have heart failure (HF). Researchers revealed that heart failure associated with clinically relevant psychological impairment such as depression, anxiety, and irritation. Studies have demonstrated that depressive symptoms have a negative impact on functional status, mortality and health outcomes in this population. The prevalence of depressive symptoms in patients with heart failure varies across studies. Several scales have been used to assess depressive symptoms in heart failure patients; nevertheless, no study reported a profile of depressive symptoms in patients with heart failure as measured by Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form (GDS-SF) and, the gold standard for measuring depressive symptoms, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) concurrently. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to compare a profile of depressive symptoms as measured with the GDS and the CES-D in a sample of ambulatory heart failure patients. Hence, a descriptive cross sectional study of a convenience sample of 95 adults with heart failure, ages 40 and older, was used to generate a profile of depressive symptoms. Results indicate that the GDS-SF has a Cronbach's Alpha value of .86, and the CES-D .89. The GDS-SF identified 31.3% of participants as depressed compared to 36.5% identified by the CES-D. Findings suggest that both instruments are reliable and the depressive symptoms profiles generated from using both of them are comparable when used to assess depressive symptoms in ambulatory heart failure patients. The GDS-SF is a reliable instrument, and can be completed within a short time and provide accurate assessment of depressive symptoms that may facilitate clinician nurses in the management of heart failure patient outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Profile of Depressive Symptoms in Heart Failure: A Comparison Between Geriatric Depression Scale and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scaleen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155143-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Profile of Depressive Symptoms in Heart Failure: A Comparison Between Geriatric Depression Scale and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Salman, Ali, MD, RN, PhD, (C)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Tishreen University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">PhD Candidate</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">axs48@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Yi-Hui Lee, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Based on the Framingham Heart Study, the American Heart Association has estimated that more than 5,200,000 Americans currently have heart failure (HF). Researchers revealed that heart failure associated with clinically relevant psychological impairment such as depression, anxiety, and irritation. Studies have demonstrated that depressive symptoms have a negative impact on functional status, mortality and health outcomes in this population. The prevalence of depressive symptoms in patients with heart failure varies across studies. Several scales have been used to assess depressive symptoms in heart failure patients; nevertheless, no study reported a profile of depressive symptoms in patients with heart failure as measured by Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form (GDS-SF) and, the gold standard for measuring depressive symptoms, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) concurrently. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to compare a profile of depressive symptoms as measured with the GDS and the CES-D in a sample of ambulatory heart failure patients. Hence, a descriptive cross sectional study of a convenience sample of 95 adults with heart failure, ages 40 and older, was used to generate a profile of depressive symptoms. Results indicate that the GDS-SF has a Cronbach's Alpha value of .86, and the CES-D .89. The GDS-SF identified 31.3% of participants as depressed compared to 36.5% identified by the CES-D. Findings suggest that both instruments are reliable and the depressive symptoms profiles generated from using both of them are comparable when used to assess depressive symptoms in ambulatory heart failure patients. The GDS-SF is a reliable instrument, and can be completed within a short time and provide accurate assessment of depressive symptoms that may facilitate clinician nurses in the management of heart failure patient outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:34:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:34:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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