Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
What it measures:
Assesses the presence and intensity or severity of depressive symptoms.
Conditions include brain injury, cardiac dysfunction, Parkinson disease, spinal cord injury, stroke recovery, pregnancy, postpartum, among others.
Paper and pencil 9 item questionnaire rating symptoms over the past 2 weeks on a scale of:
0 = Not at all
1 = Several days
2 = More than half the days
3 = Nearly every day
- One question rates how difficult problems have made it for the person to participate in life, such as going to work or getting along with people
- Takes approximately 1-3 minutes to complete
- Body Function
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