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Patient Health Questionnaire Depression Scale as a Suicide Screening Instrument in Depressed Primary Care Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study

By Lisa A. Uebelacker, Nicole M German, Brandon A. Gaudiano and Ivan W. Miller


Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the sensitivity and specificity of the suicide item on the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) when compared to a structured interview (the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV; SCID-I mood module) in primary care patients with elevated depression symptoms

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Publisher: Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
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