Assessing prenatal depression in the rural developing world: a comparison of two screening measures

@article{Fernandes2010AssessingPD,
  title={Assessing prenatal depression in the rural developing world: a comparison of two screening measures},
  author={Michelle Fernandes and Krishnamachari Srinivasan and Alan Stein and Gladys Menezes and R Sumithra and Paul G. Ramchandani},
  journal={Archives of Women's Mental Health},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={209-216}
}
Significant levels of prenatal depression are reported from the Indian subcontinent (25–45%). A wide variety of measures have been used to screen for prenatal depression in western research. However, little evidence exists on the use of such measures in the context of the developing world. The objective of this study was to assess the validity of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and the Kessler 10 Scale of Psychological Distress (K10) as screening measures for prenatal depression… CONTINUE READING
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