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dc.contributor.advisorTodd, Marthaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBellamy, Ashleyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-16T20:30:07Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/122402
dc.description.abstractDepression is a disease that affects all people throughout the lifespan. In adolescents, this disease has significantly increased over past decades. Depression is a disease that is under screened and undertreated, especially in the primary care setting. With the adolescent population, there are many adverse outcomes and co-morbidities that can result if the disease is left unidentified. The Patient Health Questionaire-9 (PHQ-9) is a common screening tool that is reliable in aiding in the diagnosis of depression. The purpose of this study was to implement the PHQ-9 screening tool for adolescents in a primary care setting and assess providers’ perceptions of instrument and screening process. A total of 25% of adolescents who were screened had PHQ-9 scores that were high risk and were therefore able to be treated appropriately. Positive feedback from the provider who participated was also resulted. Proper routine screening for depression and management of depression is vital among adolescents in primary care. It is also essential for providers to routinely screen patients for depression in this age group to ensure untreated mental disease does not have lifelong effects.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton Universityen_US
dc.subject.meshDepressionen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshMass Screeningen_US
dc.titleScreening for Depression in Adolescents in a Primary Care Clinicen_US
dc.rights.holderAshley Bellamyen_US
dc.description.noteManuscripten_US
dc.embargo.liftdate2020-04-16
dc.embargo.terms2020-04-16
dc.degree.levelDNPen_US
dc.degree.disciplineDoctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programen_US
dc.degree.nameDoctor of Nursing Practiceen_US
dc.degree.committeeConnelly, Susanen_US


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