Table 1.

Geriatric Depression Scale-Suicide Ideation Screening Items*

GDS Item No.Item
3Do you feel that your life is empty?
7Do you feel happy most of the time?
11Do you think it is wonderful to be alive?
12Do you feel pretty worthless the way you are now?
14Do you feel that your situation is hopeless?
  • * Scoring for the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) items involves assigning a response of “yes” or “no” to each item. These items were drawn from the GDS.29