The validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire for screening depression in chronic care patients in primary health care in South Africa

@inproceedings{Bhana2015TheVO,
  title={The validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire for screening depression in chronic care patients in primary health care in South Africa},
  author={Arvin Bhana and Sujit D. Rathod and One M Selohilwe and Tasneem Kathree and Inge Petersen},
  booktitle={BMC psychiatry},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND People with chronic health conditions are known to have a higher prevalence of depressive disorder. The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) is a widely-used screening tool for depression which has not yet been validated for use on chronic care patients in South Africa. METHODS A sample of 676 chronic care patients attending two primary health facilities in North West Province, South Africa were administered the PHQ-9 by field workers and a diagnostic interview (the Structured… CONTINUE READING