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Published online 2011 October 14. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-11-169

Table 2

Ranking of the nine items of the PHQ-9 depressive symptomatology outcome dimension in terms of their importance in defining cure from depression according to GPs and psychiatrists

RankPsychiatristsMean scoreGPsMean score
1Little interest or pleasure in doing things4.52Little interest or pleasure in doing things4.39
2Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless4.43Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless4.25
3Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way4.18Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way4.07
4Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much4.09Feeling bad about yourself, or that you are failure, or have let yourself or your family down4.00
5Feeling tired or having little energy4.03Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much3.99
6Feeling bad about yourself, or that you are failure, or have let yourself or your family down3.96Feeling tired or having little energy3.93
7Trouble concentrating on things3.96Trouble concentrating on things3.67
8Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed Or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual3.66Poor appetite or overeating3.25
9Poor appetite or overeating3.54Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed Or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual3.17

GPs, general practitioner.

Physicians were asked to rank the importance of each item from 1 to 5, with 5 indicating greatest importance.