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The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale has widespread use internationally with adult women, but few psychometric properties have been described for samples of adolescent mothers. The purpose of this paper is to validate the psychometric properties of the EPDS in a sample of adolescent mothers (n = 149) in a southern, urban area of the United States.(More)
Twenty percent of Americans suffer from mental disorders, but most do not receive treatment. Stigma is an important barrier to mental health treatment and recovery. This article aims to summarize current national initiatives to reduce stigma, clarify the current knowledge of stigma-reducing interventions, and provide recommendations to nurses on(More)
Discrepancies between prenatal social support expectations and subsequent perceptions of support actually received were examined in relation to postpartum depression. Low-risk primiparous women (N = 105) were surveyed 1 month before and 1 month after delivery. Almost half of the women prenatally and one third postpartially had depression scores which would(More)
The primary purpose of this pilot study was to compare improvement of symptoms and role functioning in women with postpartum depression after 8 weeks of treatment with antidepressants. The study was a secondary data analysis from the preliminary data of a double blind, randomized clinical trial. The participants (n=61) were primarily Caucasian and slightly(More)
The revised attribution questionnaire (r-AQ) measures mental illness stigma. This study's purpose is to evaluate the factor structure of the (r-AQ) and examine the validity of the factor structure in adolescents. A convenience sample (n = 210) of adolescents completed the r-AQ and these data were used in exploratory (EFA) and confirmatory factor analyses(More)
Scheduled for deployment in 2003, the Tactical Tomahawk cruise missile represents a qualitative leap forward in long-range 'smart' weapon technology. The weapons control officer will be able to retarget these missiles during flight by directing the missiles to strike time-critical, emergent targets within minutes of their appearance. Other new capabilities(More)
PROBLEM Little is known about how adolescent mothers use social media and the Internet, especially to access health information. METHODS In this cross-sectional, descriptive study, adolescent mothers were recruited from an academic medical center after the birth of their child (n = 94) or from a state-funded, home visitation program during the first year(More)
UNLABELLED ISSUE AND PURPOSE: Adolescent pregnancies continue to occur at an alarming rate in the United States, resulting in adverse outcomes for both the adolescent and her baby. Since social support has been shown to improve pregnancy and parenting outcomes, a critique of research in this area is presented. SOURCES Published literature. CONCLUSIONS(More)
The purpose of the study was to analyze the content of popular press magazine articles that focused on postpartum depression, published from 1998-2006. Replicating earlier research by Martinez, Johnson-Robledo, Ulsh, and Chrisler, 2000, 47 articles were identified and their content analyzed in the areas of etiology, symptoms, treatment, resources, and(More)