Validity of two case finding questions to detect postnatal depression: a review of diagnostic test accuracy.

@article{Mann2011ValidityOT,
  title={Validity of two case finding questions to detect postnatal depression: a review of diagnostic test accuracy.},
  author={Rachel Mann and Simon M. Gilbody},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2011},
  volume={133 3},
  pages={388-97}
}
BACKGROUND Postnatal depression (PND) is a serious condition associated with negative consequences for the wellbeing of mother and infant. In the UK routine screening for PND is not currently recommended, although the use of two case finding questions in routine practice to identify PND has been advocated in policy guidance. The diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) of the two questions has been reviewed in general population samples; however a review of their validity in postnatal populations is… CONTINUE READING