Accuracy and prognostic value of American Heart Association: recommended depression screening in patients with coronary heart disease: data from the Heart and Soul Study.

@article{Elderon2011AccuracyAP,
  title={Accuracy and prognostic value of American Heart Association: recommended depression screening in patients with coronary heart disease: data from the Heart and Soul Study.},
  author={Larkin Elderon and Kim G Smolderen and Beeya Na and Mary A Whooley},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={533-40}
}
BACKGROUND- In 2008, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommended a 2-step screening method, consisting of the 2-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2) followed by the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), for identifying depression in cardiovascular patients. The accuracy and prognostic value of this screening method have not been evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS- We administered the 2-step AHA-recommended screening algorithm to 1024 patients with stable coronary heart disease and… CONTINUE READING