Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly


Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale

Purpose : Self-rating scale that measures anxiety and depression in both hospital and community settings.

Admin time :  10 min

User Friendly :  High

Administered by : Health care provider or self administered


Content : The HADS is a 14-item self-report scale that consists of a depression and an anxiety scale, each with 7 items.

It focuses on subjective disturbances of mood rather than physical signs, and aims at distinguishing depression from anxiety. 


Author : Zigmond, A. S., & Snaith, R. P. (1983).

Publisher : GL Assessment Limited


Not free to use and therefore not included in this toolkit

This Tool is used in Depression

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Depression is one of 4 sub-domains of the  

Psychological Assessment

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The Psychological Assessment is one of 8 domains of the

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

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