Biomedical Research

All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Research Article - Biomedical Research (2016) Volume 0, Issue 0

Turkish reliability of the patient health questionnaire-9

Objective: Our aim was to adapt for Turkish and perform the reliability study of The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9).

Material and methods: PHQ-9 was translated to Turkish by three researchers and a consensus meeting was held after the translation process. Turkish text on which the researchers agreed was translated into English by an independent professional translator. As a result of this process, the researchers obtained the final version on which they agreed and the accuracy of which was proved by back translation.

Results: The questionnaire was administered to patients above 18 years presenting to Family Medicine clinic. Total of 96 patients (42 male 54 female, with an average age of 37.63 ± 11.66 years) took part in this study. Turkish version of the questionnaire was found to be quite reliable. (Cronbach’s alpha 0.842)

Conclusion: Turkish version of The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 is quite reliable. We believe that this questionnaire may be used for objective assessment of diagnosing depression, evaluating its severity and its follow-up in clinical practice.

Author(s): Yunus Emre Sari, Burcu Kokoglu, Huseyin Balcioglu, Ugur Bilge, Ertugrul Colak, Ilhami Unluoglu

Abstract Full Text PDF