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The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: validation in a Norwegian community sample.
Nord J Psychiatry. 2001; 55(2):113-7.NJ

Abstract

This study was undertaken to validate a Norwegian translation of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). The EPDS was validated against the DSM-IV criteria for major depression, derived from the PRIME-MD, in an interview study of 56 women selected from a community-based questionnaire study of 310 women 6 weeks postpartum. A score of > or =10 on the EPDS scale identified all women with major depression, giving a sensitivity of 100% (95% confidence interval; 72%-100%) and a specificity of 87% (95% confidence interval; 77%-95%). The EPDS scores were strongly correlated with the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale in the subsample of women interviewed (n=56) and with the Hopkins Symptom Check List (SCL-25) scores in the questionnaire study (n=310). Our results with regard to the sensitivity and specificity estimates are comparable with prior validation studies; however, the confidence intervals around the estimates are wide. Nevertheless, this study confirms that the EPDS is a valid clinical screening instrument for detecting postpartum depression.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section of Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health, P.O. Box 4404, Torshov, NO-0403 Oslo, Norway.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11802908

Citation

Eberhard-Gran, M, et al. "The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: Validation in a Norwegian Community Sample." Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 55, no. 2, 2001, pp. 113-7.
Eberhard-Gran M, Eskild A, Tambs K, et al. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: validation in a Norwegian community sample. Nord J Psychiatry. 2001;55(2):113-7.
Eberhard-Gran, M., Eskild, A., Tambs, K., Schei, B., & Opjordsmoen, S. (2001). The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: validation in a Norwegian community sample. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 55(2), 113-7.
Eberhard-Gran M, et al. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: Validation in a Norwegian Community Sample. Nord J Psychiatry. 2001;55(2):113-7. PubMed PMID: 11802908.
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