Table 9Cut-off points used (if available) for each of the identification tools (adapted from Gilbody et al., 2007; Pignone et al., 2002)

ScaleCut-off points
BDI
21 items13
Short form (13 items)10
Fast screen (7 items)4
PHQ
9 items10
2 items3
2 items (Whooley version)1
GHQ*
28 items5
12 items3
HADS-D8–10 mild, 11–14 moderate, 15+ severe
CES-D16
GDS
30 items10
15 items5
Zung50 mild, 60 moderate, 70 severe
*

See below for further discussion on cut-offs for GHQ.

See below for further discussion on cut-offs for GHQ.

From: 5, THE IDENTIFICATION OF DEPRESSION IN PEOPLE WITH A CHRONIC PHYSICAL HEALTH PROBLEM

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