A systematic review of studies validating the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in antepartum and postpartum women.
OBJECTIVE: The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is the most widely used screening tool for postpartum depression (PPD). We systematically reviewed the published evidence on its validity in detecting PPD and antepartum depression (APD) up to July 2008. METHOD: Systematic review of validation studies of the EPDS included 1987-2008. Cut-off points of 9/10 for possible PPD, 12/13 for probable PPD and 14/15 for APD were used. RESULTS: Thirty-seven studies met the inclusion criteria. Se...Expand abstract
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