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The validation of the Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale on a community sample.

Authors
  • Murray, L
  • Carothers, A D
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1990
Volume
157
Pages
288–290
Identifiers
PMID: 2224383
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale (EPDS) was validated on a community sample of 702 women at six weeks post-partum using Research Diagnostic Criteria for depression. The estimates of sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value, being based on a large random sample, offer improved guidelines for the use of the EPDS by the primary care team.

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