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Depression Screening: Utility of The Patient Health Questionnaire in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

Author(s): Anthony W. Mcguire, RN, PhD, ACNP-BC, CCRN, Jo-Ann Eastwood, RN, PhD, CCNS, ACNP-BC, Aurelia Macabasco-O’Connell, RN, PhD, ACNP-BC, Ron D. Hays, PhD, and Lynn V. Doering, RN, DNSc

Contact Hours: 1.00

CERP A: 1.00

Expires Jan 01, 2017

Topics: BehavioralPsychosocial, Cardiovascular

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Depression screening in cardiac patients has been recommended by the American Heart Association, but the best approach remains unclear.


  • Identify the need for depression screening in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
  • Describe 2 hypotheses for the study and their role in the study design and methods.
  • Compare and contrast 3 versions of the Patient Health Questionnaire and their reliability for use as a depression screening tool.

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