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Use of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in some Swedish child health care centres.

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Source
Scand J Caring Sci. 1993;7(3):149-54
Publication Type
Article
Date
1993
Author
W. Lundh
C. Gyllang
Source
Scand J Caring Sci. 1993;7(3):149-54
Date
1993
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Comparative Study
Depressive Disorder - diagnosis - nursing
Female
Humans
Interview, Psychological - standards
Nursing Assessment
Nursing Evaluation Research
Pregnancy
Puerperal Disorders - diagnosis - nursing
Questionnaires - standards
Sensitivity and specificity
Sweden
Abstract
A Swedish version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale was validated in 53 women, in comparison with an interview based on the Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale (CPRS-Depression). The EPDS was then applied to 258 women on four occasions, first at 2 and 6 weeks and then at 3 and 8 months post partum. At 2 weeks the proportion of women with signs of depression was 26%, 8% at 6 weeks, 13% at 3 months and 8% at 8 months. An analysis of the 10 items in the EPDS was performed. The subjects felt the questionnaire to express their situation accurately and relevantly. It was also regarded as easy to complete.
PubMed ID
8108616 View in PubMed
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