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Table 5 Convergent validity of the GDS-15 total score

From: Multi-ethnic validation of 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale in Chile

 GDS-15 total, non-indigenousGDS-15 total, AymaraGDS-15 total, Mapuche
WHOQOL-OLD sensory0.23**0.120.15**
WHOQOL-OLD autonomy− 0.47**− 0.25**− 0.39**
WHOQOL-OLD activities− 0.54**− 0.29**− 0.34**
WHOQOL-OLD participation− 0.59**− 0.40**− 0.46**
WHOQOL-OLD death0.55**0.27**0.03
WHOQOL-OLD intimacy− 0.48**− 0.27**− 0.21**
WHOQOL-OLD total− 0.28**− 0.19**− 0.37**
DJGLS-6 total0.36**0.29**0.28**
BRCS total− 0.56**− 0.29**− 0.40**
PWI total− 0.57**− 0.24**− 0.48**
PSSQ spouse/partner− 0.14*− 0.04− 0.03
PSSQ children− 0.18**− 0.02− 0.02
PSSQ relatives− 0.01− 0.000.06
PSSQ friends0.16*0.02− 0.12*
  1. Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients
  2. DJGLS-6 de Jong-Gierveld Loneliness Scale, 6 item; BRCS Brief Resilience Coping Scale; PWI Personal Wellbeing Index; PSSQ Perceived Social Support Questionnaire
  3. *p < .05; **p < .01