Depression, weight gain, and low birth weight adolescent delivery: do somatic symptoms strengthen or weaken the relationship?

@article{Kabir2008DepressionWG,
  title={Depression, weight gain, and low birth weight adolescent delivery: do somatic symptoms strengthen or weaken the relationship?},
  author={Karolyn Kabir and Jeanelle Leigh Sheeder and Catherine Stevens-Simon},
  journal={Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={335-42}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if omission of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) items that assess the somatic symptoms of depression improves the psychometric properties of the scale and utility of the CES-D diagnosis of depression for predicting four adverse obstetrical outcomes that have been tentatively linked to maternal depression. METHODS A cohort of 1684 13-21-year-old participants in an adolescent-oriented maternity program completed the CES-D at enrollment. Chi… CONTINUE READING