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Assessment and relationship of sleep quality to depression in early pregnancy
Sleep quality is integral to optimal physical functioning and mental health during pregnancy. There has, however, been little work conducted to determine the most appropriate measure of sleep qualityExpand
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Confirmation of an occluded anxiety component within the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) during early pregnancy
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a screening tool for depression that has been used widely postnatally and increasingly antenatally. Recent investigations have suggested that theExpand
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Replicability and stability of the multidimensional model of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in late pregnancy.
  • J. Jomeen, C. Martin
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing
  • 1 May 2007
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a widely used screening tool for post-natal depression (PND). Recent factor analytic investigations of the EPDS have suggested the instrument may beExpand
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The importance of assessing psychological status during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period as a multidimensional construct: A literature review
Summary This paper presents a comprehensive review of the literature surrounding women’s psychological health in pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal periods. The content will provide clinicallyExpand
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Choice in childbirth: a realistic expectation?
Choice has been an enduring theme of maternity policy since the advent of Changing Childbirth (1993). Maternity Matters outlines four national choice guarantees, which aim to give women choice aboutExpand
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Is the hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) a reliable screening tool in early pregnancy?
The factor structure and internal reliability of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was investigated to determine the suitability of the instrument for screening during early pregnancy.Expand
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The impact of peer support in the context of perinatal mental illness: a meta-ethnography.
OBJECTIVE this paper is a report of a systematic review and meta-ethnography to explore the impact of peer support in the context of perinatal mental illness (PMI). METHOD systematic review methodsExpand
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The factor structure of the SF-36 in early pregnancy.
OBJECTIVE The concept of Quality of Life (QoL) has emerged as an important psychological dimension within pregnancy. The current study sought to establish the psychometric properties of the MedicalExpand
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The impact of choice of maternity care on psychological health outcomes for women during pregnancy and the postnatal period.
RATIONALE Psychological factors are acknowledged to impact on pregnancy, birth, neonatal outcomes and maternal mental health. The importance of psychological well-being is now recognized withinExpand
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The Factor Structure of the Cambridge Worry Scale in Early Pregnancy
ABSTRACT: The current study sought to establish the psychometric properties of the Cambridge Worry Scale (CWS) in early pregnancy to determine the potential clinical usefulness of the sub-scales thatExpand
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