Validation studies of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for the antenatal period.

@article{Kozinszky2015ValidationSO,
  title={Validation studies of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for the antenatal period.},
  author={Zoltan Kozinszky and Robert B Dudas},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2015},
  volume={176},
  pages={95-105}
}
BACKGROUND Relatively few studies have focused on the validation of psychometric scales measuring depression during pregnancy. The aim of this review was to critically appraise and review antenatal validation studies of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). METHODS A systematic search was performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE, ISI, CINAHL, SCIELO and PsyCINFO for the period 1987-2013. RESULTS Eleven validation studies met the inclusion criteria. The study design varied between studies… CONTINUE READING
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