Geriatric Sentence Completion Form

Purpose: Designed to assess personality characteristics of older adults.

Population: Ages 60 and over.

Scores: Personal responses in four domains.

Time: (20-30) minutes.

Author: Peter LeBray.

Publisher: Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.

Description: The Geriatric Sentence Completion Form was developed to assess personality characteristics of older adults in a projective format.

Scoring: The GSCF elicits personal responses in four domains: physical, psychological, socioenvironmental, and temporal orientation. The manual lacks any suggested scoring system.

Reliability: No information on reliability was included in the manual.

Validity: No information on validity was included in the manual. The manual does provide five clinical case illustrations. Four of these concern individuals who are at least 79 years old, so the question of applicable range is a pertinent one.

Norms: No information on norms was included in the manual.

Suggested Uses: The GSCF offers clinicians an assessment tool that may be useful in working with the elderly.