Depression in senior day care participants: Ratings by different informants

Jiska Cohen‐Mansfield, Perla Werner

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The presence of depression was assessed for 125 community‐residing elderly persons attending senior day care centers. Ratings were obtained from staff members, family care givers, and the participants themselves. Agreement rates among all the informants ranged between 66% and 73%. Family care givers consistently rated the participants as more depressed than staff members did. The discrepancy between family and staff members was greater when the raters had less contact with the participant and when the participant was more frail. Depression 2:272–277 (1994/1995). © 1995 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-277
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • affective disorders
  • assessments
  • caregivers
  • cognitive functioning
  • community‐dwelling elderly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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