Use of brief depression screening tools in primary care: consideration of heterogeneity in performance in different patient groups.

@article{Henkel2004UseOB,
  title={Use of brief depression screening tools in primary care: consideration of heterogeneity in performance in different patient groups.},
  author={Verena Henkel and Roland Mergl and Ralf Kohnen and Antje-Kathrin Allgaier and Hans-J{\"u}rgen M{\"o}ller and Ulrich Hegerl},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={190-8}
}
Heterogeneity of performance of screening tools in different patient groups has rarely been considered in the literature on depression screening in primary care. The objectives of the present study were to assess and to compare diagnostic accuracy of three screening questionnaires (Brief Patient Health Questionnaire, General Health Questionnaire-12, WHO-5) in identifying depression across various patient subpopulations and to assess the accuracy of the unaided clinical assessment of primary… CONTINUE READING