Psychometric properties of the patient health questionnaire-15 (PHQ-15) for measuring the somatic symptoms of psychiatric outpatients

Changsu Han, Chi Un Pae, Ashwin A. Patkar, Prakash S. Masand, Ki Woong Kim, Sook Haeng Joe, In Kwa Jung

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Background: About 2% to 5% of all primary-care patients have a somatization disorder, and somatic symptoms are strongly associated with comorbid depression and anxiety disorders. Objective: The authors evaluated the validity of the 15-item Somatization module of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-15) among psychiatric outpatients. Method: The PHQ-15 was administered to patients with somatic complaints; it was compared with the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12). Fifty-seven Korean subjects completed the survey. Results: The PHQ-15 exhibited significant internal consistency, and test-retest reliability. Convergent validity with the BDI and GHQ-12 were positive. Conclusion: These results indicate that the Korean version of the PHQ-15 is appropriate for measuring the severity of somatic symptoms in a psychiatric outpatient setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-585
Number of pages6
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume50
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

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Han, Changsu ; Pae, Chi Un ; Patkar, Ashwin A. ; Masand, Prakash S. ; Kim, Ki Woong ; Joe, Sook Haeng ; Jung, In Kwa. / Psychometric properties of the patient health questionnaire-15 (PHQ-15) for measuring the somatic symptoms of psychiatric outpatients. In: Psychosomatics. 2009 ; Vol. 50, No. 6. pp. 580-585.
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Psychometric properties of the patient health questionnaire-15 (PHQ-15) for measuring the somatic symptoms of psychiatric outpatients. / Han, Changsu; Pae, Chi Un; Patkar, Ashwin A.; Masand, Prakash S.; Kim, Ki Woong; Joe, Sook Haeng; Jung, In Kwa.

In: Psychosomatics, Vol. 50, No. 6, 01.01.2009, p. 580-585.

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