The Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) is a way to screen for symptoms of depression in someone who has dementia. The Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) is designed for the assessment of depression in older people with dementia who can at least. Biopsychosocial assessment tools for the elderly – Assessment summary sheet. Test: Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD). Year:

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Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD)

The mean nurse CSDD total score was 3. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values at different scores for the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia. Depression in older adults, including those in nursing homes NHis associated with decreased quality of life Gonzalez-Salvador et al.

Comorbid psychosocial symptoms and quality of life in patients with dementia. We use cookies to enhance your user experience By continuing to visit our website, you agree to our use of cookies in order to offer you contents and services adapted to your needs.

Proxies and other external raters: The utility of mandatory depression screening of qdementia patients in nursing homes. The informant should be interviewed first, followed by the patient. We calculated discrepancy scores for total and subscale CSDD scores, examined correlations between resident and nurse CSDD scores, and described rates of clinical depression using each of the scores.


However, both conditions are similar in that they have subjective i. Interviews with informants and observation-based depressive symptom rating scales may be the most valid and reliable way to document depressive symptoms in cognitively impaired patients.

Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. The Geriatric Depression Scale, a brief self-report instrument, is a potential alternative that has been validated in other cognitively impaired populations, but, as above, has not been studied explicitly in PD-dementia.

CSDD – Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia

ddementia The executive functions necessary to interpret and report pain or depression are likely to be similar. To our knowledge there are no edmentia studies that evaluate the use of the CSDD as a proxy measure.

Our study suggests that nurse proxy reports using the CSDD are a less than ideal substitute for expert clinician evaluation or resident self-report. Screening for late life depression: Table 2 Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values at different scores for the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia. For study question 1, we also: Clinical diagnostic criteria for dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Thus, residents whose pain depressikn were reliable had discrepancy scores that were more negative i. By contrast, the item Geriatric Depression Scale discriminates major and minor depressive disorders, but its application with respect to cognitive dysfunction in PD has not been established.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Even mild depression is clinically significant in PD as it is linked to greater physical disability and earlier initiation of symptomatic therapy for motor-related deficits. Systematic Assessment of Geriatric drug use via Epidemiology.


The lack of validated diagnostic criteria for either depressive disorders or dementia in PD limits studies in this area and the ability to compare results across studies. These findings suggest derpession persons with mild to moderate dementia are able to accurately report depressive symptoms.

The mean resident CSDD total score was 5. A discrepancy score of 0 indicated that the resident and nurse provided identical CSDD scores.

Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD)

The sample consisted of residents, mean age 84 years, and primarily female, White, and English speaking. The validity of the minimum data set in measuring the cognitive impairment of persons admitted to nursing homes.

More specifically, we asked the following questions: As shown in Table 2two cut-off points had near equivalent sums of sensitivity and specificity; one with higher sensitivity, the other higher specificity.

Second, the data were derived from a study that was not focused on depression per se, and it was thus that we used a less than ideal criterion measure for depression, that is, a ddpression diagnosis of depression from the medical record, mostly derived from the MDS. American Psychiatric Association;