Galen eCalcs - Calculator: PHQ 2014 (Depression Screening)
The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is a depression scale. The questionnaire is split into two parts - PHQ-2 and PHQ-9. The first two questions are considered PHQ-2. Providers may use these two questions as an initial screen before choosing to answer the remaining 7 questions. PHQ-9 refers to the entire questionnaire.
For PHQ 2, a negative score is considered 0-2 while a 3 or above is considered positive. For PHQ 9, a negative score is 0-10 and a positive score is >=11. SNOMED codes are associated with positive and negative results respectively.
Calculator Search/Filter Keywords
At the calculator level, eCalcs comes delivered with default keywords that can be leveraged in the "Search/Filter" field to enable Specialty or System driven calculator searching. The following calculator keywords are delivered by default for the PHQ 2014 calculator:
- Family Practice
- Internal Medicine
Calculator Configuration Options
|Preference Name||Valid Range||Description|
|Publishing||Checked / Unchecked|| When checked the calculator will display for users on the front end. |
When unchecked, the calculator WILL NOT display for users on the front end.
|Create Task For Positives||True / False|| “True” indicates that a task will be generated when a positive result is recorded. |
“False” indicates that a task WILL NOT be generated when a positive result is recorded.
|Force PHQ9 Mode||True/False|| "True" indicates that the calculator will only display PHQ 9 questions. |
"False" indicates that calculator will display PHQ 2 and PHQ 9 questions.
|Negative Entry Code||Entry Code/Mnemonic||This value corresponds to the negative value in the answer dictionary.|
|PHQ2 Adolescent Orderable Item Code||Entry Code/Mnemonic||This value matches the PHQ 2 Adolescent Orderable Item in the OID.|
|PHQ2 Adult Orderable Item Code||Entry Code/Mnemonic||This value matches the PHQ 2 Adult Orderable Item in the OID.|
|PHQ9 Adolescent Orderable Item Code||Entry Code/Mnemonic||This value matches the PHQ 9 Adolescent Orderable Item in the OID.|
|PHQ9 Adult Orderable Item Code||Entry Code/Mnemonic||This value matches the PHQ 9 Adult Orderable Item in the OID.|
|Positive Entry Code||Entry Code/Mnemonic||This value corresponds to the value in the answer dictionary.|
|Task Priority Name||Routine / ASAP / Urgent||This configuration option indicates the priority of the task that will be generated when the “Create Task For Positives” configuration option is set to “True”.|
|Task Type Mnemonic||Mnemonic entries from “Task Name” dictionary.|| This configuration option determines the Task that will be generated when the “Create Task For Positives” configuration option is set to “True”. |
Galen recommends that new tasks types for the SBIRT are set up as delegated tasks.
|Unable to Screen||True/False|| "True" indicates that the question "Unable to Screen?" will display before the questionnaire. |
"False" indicates that the question will not display.
There are no inputs for this calculator.
|Score||Result||The patient's numeric score|
|Difficulty Level||Result||Based on the patient's answers to the questionnaire, the level of difficulty they have with daily life and interacting with others|
|Severity Level||Result||The patient's level of depression in terms of severity|
|Measure Category||Measure Type||Measure|