Screening of depressive and anxiety symptoms in postpartum patients : a descriptive study

@inproceedings{Pereira2015ScreeningOD,
  title={Screening of depressive and anxiety symptoms in postpartum patients : a descriptive study},
  author={Priscilla Faria Pereira and Talita Martins Carvalho and Glauce Cristine Ferreira Soares and Dulce Maria Rosa Gualda},
  year={2015}
}
  • Priscilla Faria Pereira, Talita Martins Carvalho, +1 author Dulce Maria Rosa Gualda
  • Published 2015
Aim: To assess the prevalence of depressive and anxiety symptoms experienced by women during the first four postpartum months. Method: Descriptive study, with a quantitative approach. Data collection involving 86 women in the West Zone of São Paulo. Three instruments were used: a questionnaire, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Results: 14 women (16.30%) had a score greater than or equal to 12 on the EPDS, a score considered indicative… CONTINUE READING

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