J Cross Cult Gerontol volume 32, issue 1, P57-70 2016 DOI: 10.1007/s10823-016-9302-4 View full text
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Xiao-Ling Lin, Da-Li Lu, Juliana Gottschling, Daniel L. Segal, Si-Yuan Tang

Abstract: The Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS) was developed as an international screening instrument for anxiety in older adults. The aims of the present study were to translate the GAS into Chinese and to subsequently evaluate the preliminary psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the GAS (GAS-C) among community-dwelling Chinese older adults. The translation of the GAS into Chinese was developed through a translation and back translation process. A sample of 206 community-dwelling older adults (51.9 % men, Mea…

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