Reliability and validity of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) for detecting perinatal common mental disorders (PCMDs) among women in low-and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic review.

@article{Shrestha2016ReliabilityAV,
  title={Reliability and validity of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) for detecting perinatal common mental disorders (PCMDs) among women in low-and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic review.},
  author={Sumitra Devi Shrestha and Rina Pradhan and Thach Duc Tran and Rosa C. Gualano and Jane Rw Fisher},
  journal={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2016},
  volume={16},
  pages={72}
}
BACKGROUND The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), originally developed in Britain, is one of the most widely used screening instruments for assessing symptoms of the Perinatal Common Mental Disorders (PCMDs) of depression and anxiety. However, its potential to detect PCMDs in culturally diverse low- and lower-middle income countries (LALMICs) is… CONTINUE READING