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The Validation of the Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale on a Community Sample

  • Lynne Murray (a1) and Andrew D. Carothers (a2)

The Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale (EPDS) was validated on a community sample of 702 women at six weeks post-partum using Research Diagnostic Criteria for depression. The estimates of sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value, being based on a large random sample, offer improved guidelines for the use of the EPDS by the primary care team.

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The Validation of the Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale on a Community Sample

  • Lynne Murray (a1) and Andrew D. Carothers (a2)
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