Performance characteristics of depression screening instruments in survivors of acute myocardial infarction: Review of the evidence

Brett D. Thombs, Gina Magyar-Russell, Eric B. Bass, Kerry J. Stewart, Konstantinos K. Tsilidis, David E. Bush, James A. Fauerbach, Una D. McCann, Roy C. Ziegelstein

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Abstract

Authors conducted a systematic review to assess performance characteristics of depression screening instruments after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Among the seven studies identified, the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the depression subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D) were used most frequently. Studies were generally of low quality, and no screening instrument performed notably better than others. Future research should compare the BDI and the HADS-D with instruments such as the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9 and PHQ-2) in post-AMI patients, should attend to important elements of the screening process, including when, where, and how often to screen patients, and should evaluate serial screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-194
Number of pages10
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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