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Validation of the Thai Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for screening postpartum depression.
Psychiatry Res. 2007 Jan 15; 149(1-3):253-9.PR

Abstract

This study aimed to validate and determine an appropriate cut-off score on the Thai Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) as a screen for postpartum depression. A prospective cohort of postpartum women at 6-8 weeks were tested using the EPDS and clinically interviewed by psychiatrists to establish a DSM-IV diagnosis of major or minor depressions in a university hospital in Southern Thailand. Of 351 postpartum women interviewed, 38 postpartum women met the criteria for depressive disorders, major depression in four women (1%) and minor depressive disorder in 34 women (10%). The area under the curve was 0.84 (95% confidence interval 0.76-0.91). Using an EPDS cut-off sum score of 6/7, major and/or minor depression was detected with a sensitivity of 74%, specificity of 74%, positive predictive value of 26% and negative predictive value of 95%. When the cut-off score was higher, the sensitivity was lower but the specificity was higher. The Thai version of the EPDS is a valid self-report instrument and is useful in Thailand where no other screening instrument for postpartum depression is available.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17084907

Citation

Pitanupong, Jarurin, et al. "Validation of the Thai Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for Screening Postpartum Depression." Psychiatry Research, vol. 149, no. 1-3, 2007, pp. 253-9.
Pitanupong J, Liabsuetrakul T, Vittayanont A. Validation of the Thai Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for screening postpartum depression. Psychiatry Res. 2007;149(1-3):253-9.
Pitanupong, J., Liabsuetrakul, T., & Vittayanont, A. (2007). Validation of the Thai Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for screening postpartum depression. Psychiatry Research, 149(1-3), 253-9.
Pitanupong J, Liabsuetrakul T, Vittayanont A. Validation of the Thai Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for Screening Postpartum Depression. Psychiatry Res. 2007 Jan 15;149(1-3):253-9. PubMed PMID: 17084907.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Validation of the Thai Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for screening postpartum depression. AU - Pitanupong,Jarurin, AU - Liabsuetrakul,Tippawan, AU - Vittayanont,Arnont, Y1 - 2006/11/07/ PY - 2005/09/25/received PY - 2005/11/15/revised PY - 2005/12/28/accepted PY - 2006/11/7/pubmed PY - 2007/4/11/medline PY - 2006/11/7/entrez SP - 253 EP - 9 JF - Psychiatry research JO - Psychiatry Res VL - 149 IS - 1-3 N2 - This study aimed to validate and determine an appropriate cut-off score on the Thai Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) as a screen for postpartum depression. A prospective cohort of postpartum women at 6-8 weeks were tested using the EPDS and clinically interviewed by psychiatrists to establish a DSM-IV diagnosis of major or minor depressions in a university hospital in Southern Thailand. Of 351 postpartum women interviewed, 38 postpartum women met the criteria for depressive disorders, major depression in four women (1%) and minor depressive disorder in 34 women (10%). The area under the curve was 0.84 (95% confidence interval 0.76-0.91). Using an EPDS cut-off sum score of 6/7, major and/or minor depression was detected with a sensitivity of 74%, specificity of 74%, positive predictive value of 26% and negative predictive value of 95%. When the cut-off score was higher, the sensitivity was lower but the specificity was higher. The Thai version of the EPDS is a valid self-report instrument and is useful in Thailand where no other screening instrument for postpartum depression is available. SN - 0165-1781 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17084907/Validation_of_the_Thai_Edinburgh_Postnatal_Depression_Scale_for_screening_postpartum_depression_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0165-1781(06)00010-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -