Validation of Six Short and Ultra-short Screening Instruments for Depression for People Living with HIV in Ontario: Results from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Choi2015ValidationOS,
  title={Validation of Six Short and Ultra-short Screening Instruments for Depression for People Living with HIV in Ontario: Results from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study},
  author={Stephanie K. Y. Choi and Eleanor Boyle and Ann N. Burchell and Sandra Gardner and Evan J. Collins and Paul Grootendorst and Sean B Rourke and Jialin C Zheng},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVE Major depression affects up to half of people living with HIV. However, among HIV-positive patients, depression goes unrecognized 60-70% of the time in non-psychiatric settings. We sought to evaluate three screening instruments and their short forms to facilitate the recognition of current depression in HIV-positive patients attending HIV specialty care clinics in Ontario. METHODS A multi-centre validation study was conducted in Ontario to examine the validity and accuracy of three… CONTINUE READING

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