Screening for depression in the postpartum period: a comparison of three instruments.

@article{Hanusa2008ScreeningFD,
  title={Screening for depression in the postpartum period: a comparison of three instruments.},
  author={Barbara H. Hanusa and Sarah Hudson Scholle and Roger F. Haskett and Kathleen C. Spadaro and Katherine L Wisner},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          585-96
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Postpartum depression, the most prevalent complication of childbirth, is often unrecognized. Our objective was to compare the effectiveness of three screening instruments--Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), and the 7-item screen of the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS)--for identifying women with postpartum depression in the first 6 months after delivery. METHODS We administered the three instruments via telephone to women… CONTINUE READING
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