|Instrument (number of trials)||Description (cutpoints)||Sensitivity||Specificity|
|Geriatric Depression Scale (9)||Primarily 15 items, yes/no format (3–5)||79–100%||67–80%|
|Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (5)||20 items ranking symptom frequency (9–21)||75–93%||73–87%|
|SelfCARE(D) (3)||12 item Likert scale (5)||77–90%||53–98%|
|Caribbean Culture-Specific Screen (2)||Number of items not reported (5–6)||82–92%||68–79%|
|Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (1)||Number of items not reported (7)||90%||75%|
|1-question screen (from Mental Health Inventory of the SF-36) (1)||1 item, 6 point scale (2)||67%||60%|
|Brief Assessment Schedule Depression Cards (1)||Number of items not reported (6)||92%||84%|
- Assessment (screening or diagnosis)
Review: screening instruments had sensitivities of 67–100% and specificities of 53–98% for detecting major depression in older primary care patients
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