Screening for suicidality in cancer patients using Item 9 of the nine-item patient health questionnaire; does the item score predict who requires further assessment?

@article{Walker2010ScreeningFS,
  title={Screening for suicidality in cancer patients using Item 9 of the nine-item patient health questionnaire; does the item score predict who requires further assessment?},
  author={J Walker and Christian Holm Hansen and Laura Hodges and Parvez Thekkumpurath and Mark O'Connor and Neelom Sharma and Annet Kleiboer and Gordon Murray and Kurt Kroenke and Michael Sharpe},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={218-20}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a higher score on Item 9 of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (range zero to three) was more likely to indicate suicidality as determined at subsequent clinical interview in cancer outpatients. METHOD Analysis of anonymized data (with ethical approval) obtained from the routine clinical administration of self-report questionnaires and telephone interviews to patients attending a cancer centre in the UK. RESULTS Complete data were available on 330 patients… CONTINUE READING