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Comparison of a single self-assessment item with the PHQ-9 for detecting depression in general practice

Carey, Mariko L.; Jones, Kimberley A; Yoong, Sze Lin; D'Este, Catherine; Boyes, Allison; Paul, Christine L.; Inder, Kerry J.; Sanson-Fisher, Robert W.


Background: Several factors need to be considered when selecting a screening tool for depression including accuracy, level of burden for patients and for staff to administer and follow-up. Objective: This study aimed to explore the utility of a single self-assessment item in identifying possible cases of depression in primary care by examining sensitivity and specificity with the nine-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) at different thresholds. Design: Cross-sectional survey presented on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Family Practice
DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmu018


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