QIMR Berghofer

Measurement invariance testing of the PHQ-9 in a multi-ethnic population in Europe: the HELIUS study


Background: In Western European countries, the prevalence of depressive symptoms is higher among ethnic minority groups, compared to the host population. We explored whether these inequalities reflect variance in the way depressive symptoms are measured, by investigating whether items of the PHQ-9 measure the same underlying construct in six ethnic groups in the Netherlands.

Authors Galenkamp, Henrike; Stronks, Karien; Snijder, Marieke B.; Derks, Eske M.
Journal BMC Psychiatry
Volume 17
Date 1/10/2017
Grant ID 2010 T084
Funding Body Dutch Heart Foundation
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=10.1186/s12888-017-1506-9