Validation of the Punjabi version of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS).

@article{Werrett2006ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the Punjabi version of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS).},
  author={Julie Werrett and Conor Clifford},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={227-36}
}
This study reports a project to validate a Punjabi translation of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS). The study involved three points of data collection. Bilingual (Punjabi and English speaking) new mothers completed the English and Punjabi EPDS on two separate occasions and underwent a diagnostic interview. At a threshold of 12.5 the Punjabi scale yielded a sensitivity of 71.4 and specificity of 93.7. Analysis suggests criterion and conceptual equivalence between the two scales. A… CONTINUE READING

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