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Validation of Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) for screening postpartum depression in Iran
A Ahmadi kani Golzar *, Z GoliZadeh
health center Sanandaj, Kordestan University of Medical Sciences, Kordestan, Iran , Arsalanknay@gmail.com
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Introduction: Postpartum depression is a disorder with varying degrees of which occurred in the first year after delivery. Different tests to measure the disorder that the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale shortest questionnaire for rapid assessment disorder. The present research was in fact a predictive investigation seeking to validate Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale in an Iranian sample. Methods: The study population included all mothers who for the first time (first delivery) during pregnancy have a season and 2 to 4 weeks after the first and second after delivery care for pregnant women to health centers - medical visited the city of Sanandaj, Edinburgh and questionnaires completed the Beck Depression Inventory by 361 person, and the acquisition of high scorers on the scales structured interview (SCID-I) for mood disorder diagnosis was done by a psychiatrist. Results: Based on Beck inventory, 31.6% of the participants and according to Edinburgh scale, 67.3% of them were diagnosed with depression. From among these people, only 19.7% were diagnosed to be depressed through the clinical structured interview. Cronbach alpha was estimated to be 0.70 for Edinburgh test. Validity of Edinburgh test along with the parallel Beck Scale was equal to 0.44. Conclusion: According to the findings, this questionnaire possesses a high validity. Using Edinburgh scale can pave the way for a fast and short diagnosis. In case this brief test is utilized in healthcare systems, it could help a rapid diagnosis of patients’ problems and their treatment.
Keywords: Postpartum depression, Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale, Iranian.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/10/5 | Accepted: 2015/11/24 | Published: 2015/11/24 | ePublished: 2015/11/24
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Ahmadi kani Golzar A, GoliZadeh Z. Validation of Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) for screening postpartum depression in Iran. IJPN. 2015; 3 (3) :1-10
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