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Table 3 Mean scores of the different clinical scales and screening tools completed by the older adults (N = 60) with and without current depression according to the Geriatric Depression Scale (ANOVA test)

From: Untreated depressive symptoms significantly worsen quality of life in old age and may lead to the misdiagnosis of dementia: a cross-sectional study

  Non-depressed SD Depressed SD Total SD F p-value
Age 76.35 9.09 78.12 6.26 77.12 7.98 0.716 0.401
MMSE 24.39 5 21.52 5.02 23.21 5.17 4.454 0.039*
GDS 2.79 1.59 9.38 2.73 5.65 3.93 137.614 0*
OPQOL-Brief 53.97 5.86 43.85 8.8 49.58 8.81 28.547 0*
QUOL-AD 34.07 4.8 28 5.34 31.42 5.85 17.137 0*
  1. MMSE Mini-Mental State Examiner, GDS Geriatric Depression Scale, OPQOL-Brief Older People Quality of Life scale brief version, QOL-AD Quality of Life in Alzheimer's Disease scale, SD standard deviation
  2. * Significant (p < 0.05)