LOINC
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44261-6Patient Health Questionnaire 9 item (PHQ-9) total score [Reported]Active

Term Description

The PHQ-9 is the standard (and most commonly used) depression measure, and it ranges from 0-27 Scoring: Add up all checked boxes on PHQ-9. For every check: Not at all = 0; Several days = 1; More than half the days = 2; Nearly every day = 3 (the scores are the codes that appear in the answer list for each of the PHQ-9 problem panel terms). Interpretation: 1-4 = Minimal depression; 5-9 = Mild depression; 10-14 = Moderate depression; 15-19 = Moderately severe depression; 20-27 = Severed depression.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Patient health questionnaire 9 item total score
Property
Score
Time
Pt
System
^Patient
Scale
Qn
Method
Reported.PHQ

Basic Attributes

Class
SURVEY.PHQ
Type
Surveys
First Released
Version 2.17
Last Updated
Version 2.50
Order vs. Observation
Observation

Survey Question

Source
PHQ-9.9

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
79544-3 HEDIS 2016 Value Sets
82955-6 HEDIS 2017 Value Sets
87625-0 HEDIS 2018 Value Sets
69729-2 Patient Health Questionnaire - Somatic, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptoms (PHQ-SADS) [Reported]
44249-1 PHQ-9 quick depression assessment panel [Reported.PHQ]

Example Units

Unit Source
{score} Example UCUM Units

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