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Screening for major depression in cancer outpatients: the diagnostic accuracy of the 9-item patient health questionnaire.

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BACKGROUND: Systematic screening for depression has been recommended for patients who have medical conditions like cancer. The 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) is becoming widely used, but its diagnostic accuracy has not yet been tested in a cancer patient population. In this article, the authors report on the performance of the PHQ-9 as a screening instrument for major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients with cancer. METHODS: Data obtained from a depression screening service for...

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10.1002/cncr.25514

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Cancer
Volume:
117
Issue:
1
Pages:
218-227
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1097-0142
ISSN:
0008-543X
Source identifiers:
175827
Language:
English
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pubs:175827
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uuid:21c6900d-f92b-47a3-8b51-83bb6ff2bb75
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pubs:175827
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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