[Validation of a Spanish version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale].

@article{VegaDienstmaier2002ValidationOA,
  title={[Validation of a Spanish version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale].},
  author={Johann M. Vega-Dienstmaier and G Mazzotti Su{\'a}rez and M Campos S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={Actas espanolas de psiquiatria},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={106-11}
}
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study is to validate a version in Spanish of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) in Peruvian women with less than 1 year of delivery. METHOD We administered the EPDS and the SCID section for diagnosis of major depression according to DSM-IV criteria to 321 women within the first year of postpartum. RESULTS We found that the optimum cut-off score of the EPDS for the studied population was 13.5. With this value the sensitivity was 84.21% and the… CONTINUE READING