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Title: The Geriatric Anxiety Inventory in primary care: applicability and psychometric characteristics of the original and short form
Authors: SILVA, Lais dos Santos Vinholi eOLIVEIRA, Glaucia Martins deYOKOMIZO, Juliana EmySARAN, Laura FerreiraBOTTINO, Cassio Machado de CamposYASSUDA, Monica Sanches
Citation: ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY, v.43, n.5, p.103-106, 2016
Abstract: Background: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has negative implications for people's lives, but is often underdiagnosed in the elderly. There is a shortage of instruments to assess geriatric anxiety. Objectives: To analyze the applicability and psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI) and its short form (GAI-SF) within primary care. Methods: Fifty-five seniors were classified as non-demented by a multidisciplinary panel. The protocol included the GAI, the Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20), the Depression Scale D-10, Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Bayer Scale for Activities of Daily Living (B-ADL) and the Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE). A sub-sample also completed the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI). Results: The GAI and GAI-SF showed good internal consistency (0.89; 0.62, respectively) and test-retest stability (0.58, 0.97). The GAI and GAI-SF correlated significantly with the SRQ-20 (0.74, 0.55) and BAI (0.75, 0.58). Discussion: The psychometric characteristics of the Brazilian versions of the GAI and GAI-SF suggest these instruments are suitable for application in the Brazilian elderly population within the primary care setting.
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