Efficiency of a two-item pre-screen to reduce the burden of depression screening in pregnancy and postpartum: an IMPLICIT network study.

@article{Bennett2008EfficiencyOA,
  title={Efficiency of a two-item pre-screen to reduce the burden of depression screening in pregnancy and postpartum: an IMPLICIT network study.},
  author={Ian M. Bennett and Andrew S Coco and James Charles Coyne and Alex J. Mitchell and James R. Nicholson and Ellen R. Johnson and Michael A. van der Horst and Stephen Ratcliffe},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          317-25
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Systems for efficient case finding of women with major depression during pregnancy and postpartum are needed. Here we assess the diagnostic accuracy of a modified 2-item patient health questionnaire (PHQ-2) as a pre-screen in assessing depression. METHODS Cross-sectional assessments at 15 weeks' gestation (n = 414), 30 weeks' gestation (n = 334), and 6 to 16 weeks postpartum (n = 193) among women from a diverse set of races/ethnicities, participating in the IMPLICIT maternal care… CONTINUE READING
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