QIDS-SR16 - Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology


The QIDS-SR16 is a 16-item self-report screening instrument for depression.

Special Instructions

Once the patient has submitted it, you may preview it on the uninitialed documents tab in the EMR. However, do not initial it or it won't later be pulled into your MobileNote.

Scores Produced

Total (0-27)


  • 0-5 None
  • 6-10 Mild
  • 11-15 Moderate
  • 16-20 Severe
  • 21-27 Very Severe


Rush A J et al. the 16-Item Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (QIDS), clinician rating (QIDS-C), and self-report (QID-SR): a psychometric evaluation in patients with chronic major depression. Biol Psuchiatry. 2003 Sep 1;54(5): 573-83.



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