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Am Fam Physician. 2013 Apr 1;87(7):online.

Error in table note defining a positive screen. The article “Screening for Depression” (January 15, 2012, p. 139) contained an error in the note in the legend of Table 5 (p. 142). The note incorrectly indicated that a “yes” response to at least two questions is considered positive for depression. The note should have read as follows: “A ‘no’ response to question 1, or a ‘yes’ response to questions 2 through 5 each counts as one point. A score of two or more points is considered a positive screen.” The table has been corrected online and is reprinted here.

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Table 5.

Five-Item Geriatric Depression Scale

1. Are you basically satisfied with your life?

Yes/No

2. Do you often get bored?

Yes/No

3. Do you often feel helpless?

Yes/No

4. Do you prefer to stay at home rather than going out and doing new things?

Yes/No

5. Do you feel pretty worthless the way you are now?

Yes/No


note: A “no” response to question 1, or a “yes” response to questions 2 through 5 each counts as one point. A score of two or more points is considered a positive screen.

Information from reference 26.

Table 5.

Five-Item Geriatric Depression Scale

1. Are you basically satisfied with your life?

Yes/No

2. Do you often get bored?

Yes/No

3. Do you often feel helpless?

Yes/No

4. Do you prefer to stay at home rather than going out and doing new things?

Yes/No

5. Do you feel pretty worthless the way you are now?

Yes/No


note: A “no” response to question 1, or a “yes” response to questions 2 through 5 each counts as one point. A score of two or more points is considered a positive screen.

Information from reference 26.


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