These are validated tools developed to be used to screen for depression in primary care settings. They are in the public domain and free to use or modify. For additional information and translations, see the website. The files below include information about scoring and treatment approaches.
Depression is the most common mental health challenge for people living with HIV. People who are depressed are less likely to follow health care advice and take their medications as directed. Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grant recipients must report on depression screening. It is part of a HAB Performance Measure.
Public Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)
- Modified for teens (English)
- Modified for teens (Spanish)
- Online (AETC National HIV Curriculum, Tools and Calculators)
Public Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2)
The PHQ-2 comprises the first 2 questions from the PHQ-9.