Nursing Inquiry on Depression in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Identify an area of practice in need of improvement and plan an intervention.

Your question is: In patients with type 2 diabetes attending XYZ clinic, how does having both the patient and the significant other complete the PhQ-9 about the patient’s mood compared to having only the patient complete the tool predict a score indicating depression? Identify the question driving the inquiry. State whether the question will require a research study. Explain the rationale for your decisions.