The utility of screening for perinatal depression in the second trimester among Chinese: a three-wave prospective longitudinal study

@inproceedings{Lau2009TheUO,
  title={The utility of screening for perinatal depression in the second trimester among Chinese: a three-wave prospective longitudinal study},
  author={Ying Lau and Daniel Fu Keung Wong and Kin Sin Chan},
  booktitle={Archives of Women's Mental Health},
  year={2009}
}
This paper aims to study the pattern of perinatal depressive symptomatology and determine the predictive power of second trimester perinatal depressive symptoms for future perinatal periods. A population-based sample of 2,178 women completed the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) in the second and third trimesters and at 6 weeks postpartum. Repeated measures ANOVAs were used to determine the EPDS scores across three stages. The predictive power of the second trimester EPDS score in… CONTINUE READING