Validating the gds depresion screen in the nursing home

Participants were 130 residents with a Mini-Mental State Examination score of 15 or more at baseline and of at least two of the six monthly follow-up assessments.

Individual resident GDS trajectories were grouped using hierarchical clustering.

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