Assessing Depression in a Geriatric Cancer Population
We have a few questionnaires that have been used to measure depression, but we do not know
how these measures work with people with cancer. This study will help us answer this
question. To complete this study, we need people who may or may not be feeling down or
If you choose to take part, you will be asked to do the following:
1. Fill out questionnaires that ask about:
- Your age, eduction, race, and income
- Your mood
In all, these questionnaires will take about 10 minutes to complete.
2. Answer questions about your mood. This will also take about 10 minutes to complete.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Test the sensitivity and specificity of the Geriatric Depression Scale-Short Form and two other widely used assessments of depression to detect major and minor depression in a geriatric breast and prostate cancer population.
Christian Nelson, Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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