Screening for postnatal depression in routine primary care: properties of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in an Australian sample.

@article{Milgrom2005ScreeningFP,
  title={Screening for postnatal depression in routine primary care: properties of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in an Australian sample.},
  author={Jeannette Milgrom and Jennifer Ericksen and Lisa M Negri and Alan W Gemmill},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={833-9}
}
OBJECTIVES First, to explore the utility of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) in routine primary care through a large community screening program. Next, to compare administration of a second EPDS versus the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) in identifying postnatal depression in the prescreened population. METHOD Screening with the EPDS through Maternal and Child Health Centres at 4 months post-partum. Women scoring > or = 12 were assessed against DSM-IV criteria and completed a… CONTINUE READING

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