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Validation of the Turkish version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale among women within their first postpartum year.
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2004 Jun; 39(6):483-6.SP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The aim of the study was to find out the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and to determine the optimum cut-off value for postnatal depression.

METHOD

Validation of the Turkish version of the EPDS was conducted on a sample of 341 women who were within their first postpartum year. Structured Diagnostic Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders was used as the gold standard test, and receiver operating characteristic analysis was used to evaluate test performance of the EPDS.

RESULTS

The study of sensitivity, specificity and predictive values versus SCID-I indicated a cut-off score of 12.5 as the best (sensitivity: 75.5, specificity: 71.5). Positive predictive value was 30.3% and negative predictive value was 94.5%. Cronbach's alpha value was calculated as 0.72.

CONCLUSIONS

It was concluded that: (1) values for the validity were respectable, but not excellent; (2) the scale needs to be improved for use in the Turkish population; and (3) the high prevalence of postnatal depression found in this study may be a function of the low validity of the test.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dept. of Psychiatry, Atatürk University, Medical Faculty, Erzurum, Turkey. nmda21@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15205733

Citation

Aydin, Nazan, et al. "Validation of the Turkish Version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale Among Women Within Their First Postpartum Year." Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 39, no. 6, 2004, pp. 483-6.
Aydin N, Inandi T, Yigit A, et al. Validation of the Turkish version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale among women within their first postpartum year. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2004;39(6):483-6.
Aydin, N., Inandi, T., Yigit, A., & Hodoglugil, N. N. (2004). Validation of the Turkish version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale among women within their first postpartum year. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 39(6), 483-6.
Aydin N, et al. Validation of the Turkish Version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale Among Women Within Their First Postpartum Year. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2004;39(6):483-6. PubMed PMID: 15205733.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Validation of the Turkish version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale among women within their first postpartum year. AU - Aydin,Nazan, AU - Inandi,Tacettin, AU - Yigit,Arzu, AU - Hodoglugil,Nuriye Nalan Sahin, PY - 2003/12/18/accepted PY - 2004/6/19/pubmed PY - 2004/9/11/medline PY - 2004/6/19/entrez SP - 483 EP - 6 JF - Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology JO - Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol VL - 39 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to find out the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and to determine the optimum cut-off value for postnatal depression. METHOD: Validation of the Turkish version of the EPDS was conducted on a sample of 341 women who were within their first postpartum year. Structured Diagnostic Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders was used as the gold standard test, and receiver operating characteristic analysis was used to evaluate test performance of the EPDS. RESULTS: The study of sensitivity, specificity and predictive values versus SCID-I indicated a cut-off score of 12.5 as the best (sensitivity: 75.5, specificity: 71.5). Positive predictive value was 30.3% and negative predictive value was 94.5%. Cronbach's alpha value was calculated as 0.72. CONCLUSIONS: It was concluded that: (1) values for the validity were respectable, but not excellent; (2) the scale needs to be improved for use in the Turkish population; and (3) the high prevalence of postnatal depression found in this study may be a function of the low validity of the test. SN - 0933-7954 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15205733/Validation_of_the_Turkish_version_of_the_Edinburgh_Postnatal_Depression_Scale_among_women_within_their_first_postpartum_year_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-004-0770-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -