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Validity/reliability of PHQ-9 and PHQ-2 depression scales among adults living with HIV/AIDS in western Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Patrick O Monahan, Enbal Shacham, Michael Reece, Kurt Kroenke, Willis Owino Ong’Or, Otieno Omollo, Violet Naanyu Yebei, Claris Ojwang
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-10T07:14:14Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-10T07:14:14Z
dc.date.issued 2009-02-01
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/3380
dc.description.abstract Background Depression greatly burdens sub-Saharan Africa, especially populations living with HIV/AIDS, for whom few validated depression scales exist. Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), a brief dual-purpose instrument yielding DSM-IV diagnoses and severity, and PHQ-2, an ultra-brief screening tool, offer advantages in resource-constrained settings. Objective To assess the validity/reliability of PHQ-9 and PHQ-2. Design Observational, two occasions 7 days apart. Participants A total of 347 patients attending psychosocial support groups. Measurements Demographics, PHQ-9, PHQ-2, general health perception rating and CD4 count. Results Rates for PHQ-9 DSM-IV major depressive disorder (MDD), other … en_US
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS; Kenya; Africa; depression en_US
dc.title Validity/reliability of PHQ-9 and PHQ-2 depression scales among adults living with HIV/AIDS in western Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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