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Title: PHQ-8 scores and estimation of depression prevalence - Author's reply
Author: Arias de la Torre, Jorge
Vilagut Saiz, Gemma
Ronaldson, Amy
Serrano Blanco, Antoni
Alonso, Jordi
Keywords: Depressió psíquica
Escales d'avaluació psiquiàtrica
Països desenvolupats
Disparitats regionals
Mental depression
Psychiatric rating scales
Developed countries
Regional disparities
Issue Date: Nov-2021
Abstract: We thank Brooke Levis and colleaguesfor their interest in our work and for suggesting that we might have overestimated the prevalence of depression by using the eight-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-8) in our study. Although we acknowledged the limitations associated with the use of the PHQ-8, we believe that further discussion is required.It should be noted that a study of this size, with a representative sample of 27 countries and 258 888 participants, would not be feasible using clinical interviews, and the use of an instrument such as the PHQ-8 is considered more appropriate.
Note: Reproducció del document
It is part of: Lancet Public Health, 2021, vol. 6, num. 11
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ISSN: 2468-2667
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