Geriatric Anxiety Scale: Development and Preliminary Validation of a Long-Term Care Anxiety Assessment Measure
Introduction: Anxiety symptoms and disorders are common in later-life but they often go undetected and untreated in long-term care settings. This may be linked to the lack of a go-to reliable anxiety screener validated for use in this population. This study examined the psychometric properties of an anxiety measure specifically designed for use in long-term care settings, the Geriatric Anxiety Scale – Long Term Care Version (GAS-LTC). Method: Data were collected from residents (N = 66; M age = 84.4 years, range = 59 to 100 years; 74.2% women) of three nursing homes and assisted living facilities. ...
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