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Personal Health Questionnaire (PHQ)

  • Azmeh Shahid
  • Kate Wilkinson
  • Shai Marcu
  • Colin M. Shapiro
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Abstract

The PHQ is a 10-item scale intended to evaluate symptoms of depression as defined by the International Classification of Diseases-10. The questionnaire is a simple and inexpensive screening tool for clinical depression, designed to improve rates of diagnosis among primary care physicians. With its proven psychometric properties, it is also suitable for use in research.

Keywords

Public Health Internal Medicine Primary Care General Practice Clinical Depression 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    Rizzo, R., Piccinelli, N., Mazzi, M. A., Bellantuono, C., & Tansella, M. (2000). The personal health questionnaire: a new screening instrument for detection of ICD-10 depressive disorders in primary care. Psychological Medicine, 30, 831–840.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Bellantuono, C., Mazzi, M. A., Tansella, M., Rizzo, R., & Goldberg, D. (2002). The identification of depression and the coverage of antidepressant drug prescriptions in Italian general practice. Journal of Affective Disorders, 72(1), 53–59.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Husain, N., Creed, F., & Tomenson, B. (2000). Depression and social stress in Pakistan. Psychological Medicine, 30, 395–402.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azmeh Shahid
    • 1
  • Kate Wilkinson
    • 1
  • Shai Marcu
    • 2
  • Colin M. Shapiro
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada

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