Patient Health Questionnaire 9-item scale BSL (PHQ-9 BSL)
The PHQ-9 is used to screen for and monitor the severity of depression and response to treatment.
The validated BSL version has been endorsed by the originators (Spitzer, Kroenke, and Williams).
The academic articles referring to its validation are available here.
- Rogers, K.D., Young, A., Lovell, K., Campbell, M., Scott, P.R. and Kendal, S. (2013). The British Sign Language Versions of the Patient Health Questionnaire, the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item Scale, and the Work and Social Adjustment Scale. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 18(1), 110-122. Get access.
- Belk, R. , Pilling, M., Rogers, K., Lovell, K., Young, A. (2016). The theoretical and practical determination of clinical cut-offs for the British Sign Language versions of PHQ-9 and GAD-7. BMC Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-1078-0.
A guide on how to use and score the PHQ-9 BSL and the GAD-7 BSL is available here.
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