Acceptability of antenatal screening for depression in routine antenatal care.

@article{Leigh2007AcceptabilityOA,
  title={Acceptability of antenatal screening for depression in routine antenatal care.},
  author={Bronwyn Leigh and Jeannette Milgrom},
  journal={The Australian journal of advanced nursing : a quarterly publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          14-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is generally recognised as a valid, reliable, cost-effective and simple tool to implement within routine care, however there is controversy regarding the acceptability of screening for depression. This paper aims to examine how acceptable women find (1) completing a battery of questionnaires, including the EPDS and (2) receiving feedback from midwives regarding the significance of their EPDS score when being screened for depression as… CONTINUE READING

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