Screening for depression in patients with diabetes: Addressing the challenge

Rebecca Russo Hill, Allison Vorderstrasse, Barbara Turner, Katherine Pereira, Julie Thompson

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Abstract

This quality improvement project instituted a routine depression screening using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for patients in a primary care practice with the goal of earlier identification and treatment of depression. A total of 115 patients were screened. A retrospective chart review revealed a statistically significant difference in the incidence and new diagnoses of depression among those with diabetes. The use of this screening was devoid of significant barriers to implementation. Although several new cases of depression were diagnosed, many patients refused treatment of any kind, necessitating future research in the area of patient barriers to depression management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-213
Number of pages6
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

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Quality Improvement
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Incidence
Health
Therapeutics
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Depression screening
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Patient health questionnaire-9
  • Primary care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • LPN and LVN
  • Fundamentals and skills

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Screening for depression in patients with diabetes : Addressing the challenge. / Hill, Rebecca Russo; Vorderstrasse, Allison; Turner, Barbara; Pereira, Katherine; Thompson, Julie.

In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 9, No. 4, 04.2013, p. 208-213.

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Hill, Rebecca Russo ; Vorderstrasse, Allison ; Turner, Barbara ; Pereira, Katherine ; Thompson, Julie. / Screening for depression in patients with diabetes : Addressing the challenge. In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2013 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 208-213.
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