PHQ-9 Patient Health Questionnaire-9

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Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)

Age Range
13+ Years
Avg. Duration
< 5 minutes
Public Domain



Implement the PHQ-9 using PTI Apps – Patient-centered care starts with patient input, but the process is time-consuming and costly when you use paper. Electronic screening and assessment gets staff out of the loop, using your clients as a data entry resource. Once you have client input in an electronic format, the rest is easy.


Triple Red DashThe PHQ-9 is a multipurpose instrument for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and measuring the severity of depression.


Triple Red DashThis easy to use patient questionnaire is self-administered using PTI Apps. The PHQ-9 is in the depression screening module, incorporating DSM-IV criteria to screen for major depressive symptoms.


Triple Red DashThe PHQ-9 has been validated for use in primary care and rates the frequency of the symptoms which affect the severity index scoring. The ninth question screens for the presence and duration of suicidal ideation.


Triple Red DashThis assessment is used to monitor the severity of depression and response to treatment. And it can be used to make a tentative diagnosis of depression in at-risk populations – eg, those with coronary heart disease or after stroke.


Triple Red DashThe PHQ-9 can also be administered repeatedly to reflect the improvement or worsening of depression


Triple Red DashPTI App administration of the screen is quick and user-friendly, improving the recognition rate of depression and anxiety and facilitating diagnosis and treatment.


Validation study for the PHQ-9 can be found at:



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PHQ-9 Clinical Report – Sample


The report shows specific scores from the assessment to be used in decision making.


PHQ-9 Colinical Report




IBH Report – Sample
IBH Master Report – Integrated Behavioral Health Report


This report is an integrated compilation of information gathered from two or more assessments administered.


This report will compile info from any of the following assessments administered:



This master report presents scores; interpretations; recommendations; shows graphs to help clarify; and all item responses.


Other assessments can be added – consult Patient Tools to discuss fees for adding further screeners.


PHQ-9 IBH Report - Sample page 1
PHQ-9 IBH Report - Sample page 2
PHQ-9 IBH Report - Sample page 3