Patient health questionnaire depression scale as a suicide screening instrument in depressed primary care patients: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Uebelacker2011PatientHQ,
  title={Patient health questionnaire depression scale as a suicide screening instrument in depressed primary care patients: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Lisa A. Uebelacker and Nicole M German and Brandon A. Gaudiano and Ivan W Miller},
  journal={The primary care companion for CNS disorders},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 1}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the sensitivity and specificity of the suicide item on the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) when compared to a structured interview (the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV; SCID-I mood module) in primary care patients with elevated depression symptoms. METHOD In this cross-sectional study, we analyzed data from 166 patients from 2 primary care clinics, 1 in Rhode Island and 1 in Massachusetts, who were enrolled in studies that… CONTINUE READING
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