Criterion validity of the French version of Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) in a hospital department of internal medicine.

@article{Carballeira2007CriterionVO,
  title={Criterion validity of the French version of Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) in a hospital department of internal medicine.},
  author={Yolanda Carballeira and Patricia Dumont and Sandro Borgacci and Denis Rentsch and Nicolas de Tonnac and Marc Archinard and Antonio Andreoli},
  journal={Psychology and psychotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={80 Pt 1},
  pages={69-77}
}
OBJECTIVES Depressive disorders are overrepresented among the patients admitted to non-psychiatric units in general hospitals. However, the majority of depressed patients fail to be identified within this care setting. Since a self-administered questionnaire (Patient Health Questionnaire, PHQ-9) has given encouraging results in English and Spanish, new research should test its criterion validity in a French-speaking environment. DESIGN The study included 292 patients admitted to the internal… CONTINUE READING