7.87. Patient Health Questionnaire-15 (PHQ-15)

7.87.1. History and guide

See Kroenke et al. (2002) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11914441) and the instructions (http://www.phqscreeners.com/instructions/instructions.pdf).

The presence of ≥3 severe symptoms (“bothered a lot”) identifies somatoform disorder with sensitivity 78%, specificity 71% (Kroenke et al. 2010, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20633738).

7.87.2. Source

Original source is at http://www.phqscreeners.com.

7.87.3. Intellectual property rights

Public domain.

  • “All PHQ, GAD-7 screeners and translations are downloadable from this website and no permission is required to reproduce, translate, display or distribute them. Relevant articles and a bibliography are also freely available.” (http://www.phqscreeners.com/overview.aspx, accessed 2012-09-04.)
  • “All of the measures included in Table 1 are in the public domain. No permission is required to reproduce, translate, display or distribute.” (http://www.phqscreeners.com/instructions/instructions.pdf, accessed 2012-09-04.)