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Identifying the major depressive disorder (MDD) in primary care. Metrological quality of two screening questions according to Arroll Ahead of print

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1 Département de Médecine Générale, Université de Bordeaux, Case 148. 146 rue Léo Saignat, 33076 Bordeaux cedex
2 Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
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General practitioners are on the front line for the care of depressive patient but their identification can be difficult. The Arroll test in two screening-questions is recommended in many Anglo-Saxon countries for major depression screening, thanks to its good performances. In France, even though its use was recommended by ANAES in 2002, the Arroll test has not been validated in French language so far. Its use could help to identify major depression, which is later needed for adapted diagnosis and therapy. The purpose of this study was to measure metrological properties of the French version of the two-question Arroll® test for MDD screening in primary care.

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