Instruments The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), a 10-item self report scale assessing the symptoms of depression, was used to asses: the presence of depression.
What does EPDS stand for?
EPDS stands for Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
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The literature review resulted in only one quantitative study paper validating the use of the Edinburgh Postnatal depression scale with men (Matthey et al, 2001).
In a study conducted in an urban setting in South Africa, maternal postpartum depression was measured using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) among 83 HIV-infected mother infant dyads and 42.
The most commonly used screening tool for depression during the perinatal period is the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), called the Edinburgh Depression Scale (EDS) when used during pregnancy.
At 6-8 weeks after delivery, the women were asked to complete the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.
Postpartum depression, as measured with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) (Cox & Holden, 2003), affects approximately 10 to 14% of women (Cox, Connor, & Kendeli, 1982).
In this paper the results of a study comparing the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS) with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) among a cohort of women in New Zealand is presented.