The Patient Health Questionnaire 15 (PHQ-15) is the somatization module of the PHQ. It comprises 15 somatic symptoms that correspond to both the most common physical symptoms in outpatients and the most important DSM-IV criteria for somatization disorder.
The PHQ-15 consists of 13 items from the Somatoform Disorders module and two items from the Depressive Disorders module, which also ask about somatic symptoms (sleep disorders and lack of energy / tiredness).
Screenshot of PHQ-15 questionnaire for your patients.
The evaluation of the PHQ-15 is carried out by forming a total value for all items.
The severity of symptoms / somatization is highlighted in color in a table based on the total value: low, medium, or high.
In addition, it is indicated whether the somatoform syndrome is present.
You will receive the following evaluation of the PHQ-15 questionnaire in the therapists area of Psydix.org (screenshot: PHQ-15 evaluation) and it can also be downloaded, as a PDF file, for your documentation.
Preview of the PHQ-15 evaluation as PDF to save in your documentation:
Download: PHQ-15 evaluation as PDF file.
The total value shows a close, indirectly proportional relationship with the functional status and the health-related quality of life.
© Spitzer, R. L., Williams, J. B.W., Kroenke, K., and colleagues; developed with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.