Validation and utility of a self-report version of PRIME-MD: the PHQ primary care study. Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders. Patient Health Questionnaire.

@article{Spitzer1999ValidationAU,
  title={Validation and utility of a self-report version of PRIME-MD: the PHQ primary care study. Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders. Patient Health Questionnaire.},
  author={Robert L. Spitzer and Kurt Kroenke and Janet B. W. Williams},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1999},
  volume={282 18},
  pages={
          1737-44
        }
}
CONTEXT The Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD) was developed as a screening instrument but its administration time has limited its clinical usefulness. OBJECTIVE To determine if the self-administered PRIME-MD Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) has validity and utility for diagnosing mental disorders in primary care comparable to the original clinician-administered PRIME-MD. DESIGN Criterion standard study undertaken between May 1997 and November 1998. SETTING Eight… CONTINUE READING
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