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Published online Oct 14, 2011. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-11-169
Table 4
Importance of scales for assessing whether a patient has been cured of depression
PsychiatristsGPs
ScaleRankMean scoreRankMean score

SDS14.2314.13
PHQ-924.0423.86
WHOQOL-BREF33.8633.84
PANAS-pos43.7943.72
HADS-A53.3453.22
PHQ-somatic62.5062.61
All physicians were asked to rank the importance of each item from 1 to 5, with 5 indicating greatest importance - the total mean score for all items from the scale was then calculated and used to rank the scales.
GP, general practitioner; HADS-A, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale-Anxiety subscale; PHQ-9, Patient Health Questionnaire-Depression Subscale; PHQ-somatic, Patient Health Questionnaire-Somatic Symptoms subscale; PANAS-pos, Positive And Negative Affect Schedule-Positive Affect subscale; SDS, Sheehan Disability Scale; WHOQOL-BREF, Abbreviated World Health Organization Quality of Life scale.
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