Getting it Right

Study protocol to determine the diagnostic accuracy of a culturally-specific measure to screen for depression in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Maree L. Hackett, Sara Farnbach, Nick Glozier, Timothy Skinner, Armando Teixeira-Pinto, Deborah Askew, Graham Gee, Alan Cass, Alex Brown

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Introduction: A freely available, culturally valid depression screening tool is required for use by primary care services across Australia to screen for depression in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander populations. This is the protocol for a study aiming to determine the validity, sensitivity and specificity of the culturally adapted 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (aPHQ-9). 

Methods and analysis: Cross-sectional validation study. A total of 500 people who self-identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, are ≥18 years of age, attending 1 of 10 primary healthcare services or service events across Australia and able to communicate sufficiently to answer study questions will be recruited. All participants will complete the aPHQ-9 and the criterion standard MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) 6.0.0. The primary outcome is the criterion validity of the aPHQ-9. Process outcomes related to acceptability and feasibility of the aPHQ-9 will be analysed only if the measure is found to be valid. 

Ethics and dissemination: Lead ethical approval was obtained jointly from the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee (project 2014/361) and the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales (project 1044/14). Results will be disseminated via the usual scientific forums, including peer-reviewed publications and presentations at international conferences following presentation to, discussion with and approval by participating primary healthcare service staff and community.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere015009
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalBMJ Open
Volume6
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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Hackett, Maree L. ; Farnbach, Sara ; Glozier, Nick ; Skinner, Timothy ; Teixeira-Pinto, Armando ; Askew, Deborah ; Gee, Graham ; Cass, Alan ; Brown, Alex. / Getting it Right : Study protocol to determine the diagnostic accuracy of a culturally-specific measure to screen for depression in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. In: BMJ Open. 2016 ; Vol. 6, No. 12. pp. 1-7.
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Getting it Right : Study protocol to determine the diagnostic accuracy of a culturally-specific measure to screen for depression in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. / Hackett, Maree L.; Farnbach, Sara; Glozier, Nick; Skinner, Timothy; Teixeira-Pinto, Armando; Askew, Deborah; Gee, Graham; Cass, Alan; Brown, Alex.

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