Evaluation of a social support measure that may indicate risk of depression during pregnancy.

@article{Spoozak2009EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a social support measure that may indicate risk of depression during pregnancy.},
  author={Lori A Spoozak and Nathan Gotman and Megan V. Smith and Kathleen D Belanger and Kimberly Ann Yonkers},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={114 1-3},
  pages={216-23}
}
BACKGROUND Strong social support has been linked with positive mental health and better birth outcomes for pregnant women. Our aim was to replicate the psychometric properties of the Kendler Social Support Interview modified for use in pregnant women and to establish the inventory's relationship to depression in pregnancy. METHODS The modified Kendler Social Support Interview (MKSSI) was evaluated using principal components analysis. The association with depression was used as an indicator of… CONTINUE READING

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