Usefulness of five-item and three-item Mental Health Inventories to screen for depressive symptoms in the general population of Japan

@article{Yamazaki2005UsefulnessOF,
  title={Usefulness of five-item and three-item Mental Health Inventories to screen for depressive symptoms in the general population of Japan},
  author={Shin Yamazaki and Shunichi Fukuhara and Joseph Green},
  journal={Health and Quality of Life Outcomes},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={48 - 48}
}
BACKGROUND The five-question Mental Health Inventory (MHI-5) is a brief questionnaire that can be used to screen for depressive symptoms. Removing the 2 anxiety-related items from the MHI-5 yields the MHI-3. We assessed the performance of the Japanese versions of the MHI-5 and MHI-3 in detecting depressive symptoms in the general population of Japan. METHODS From the population of Japan, 4500 people 16 years old or older were selected by stratified-random sampling. The Medical Outcomes Study… CONTINUE READING

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