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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Depression screening tool - PHQ-9

 

Overview

This project involved modifying the depression screening tool, Patient health questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9), for use with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The main focus group was Indigenous people diagnosed with heart disease. The project established the value of the tool in an Indigenous setting.

Related publications

Esler DM, Johnston F, Thomas D (2007)

The acceptability of a depression screening tool in an urban, Aboriginal community-controlled health service.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 31(3): 259-263

Evaluated publications

Esler D, Johnston F, Thomas D, Davis B (2008)

The validity of a depression screening tool modified for use with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(4): 317-321

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Last updated: 21 June 2013
 
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