TITLE

The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS): translation and validation study of the Iranian version

AUTHOR(S)
Montazeri, Ali; Torkan, Behnaz; Omidvari, Sepideh
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
BMC Psychiatry;2007, Vol. 7, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a widely used instrument to measure postnatal depression. This study aimed to translate and to test the reliability and validity of the EPDS in Iran. Methods: The English language version of the EPDS was translated into Persian (Iranian language) and was used in this study. The questionnaire was administered to a consecutive sample of 100 women with normal (n = 50) and caesarean section (n = 50) deliveries at two points in time: 6 to 8 weeks and 12 to 14 weeks after delivery. Statistical analysis was performed to test the reliability and validity of the EPDS. Results: Overall 22% of women at time 1 and 18% at time 2 reported experiencing postpartum depression. In general, the Iranian version of the EPDS was found to be acceptable to almost all women. Cronbach's alpha coefficient (to test reliability) was found to be 0.77 at time 1 and 0.86 at time 2. In addition, test-rest reliability was performed and the intraclass correlation coefficient was found to be 0.80. Validity as performed using known groups comparison showed satisfactory results. The questionnaire discriminated well between sub-groups of women differing in mode of delivery in the expected direction. The factor analysis indicated a three-factor structure that jointly accounted for 58% of the variance. Conclusion: This preliminary validation study of the Iranian version of the EPDS proved that it is an acceptable, reliable and valid measure of postnatal depression. It seems that the EPDS not only measures postpartum depression but also may be measuring something more.
ACCESSION #
29962928

 

Related Articles

  • Validation of a Romanian scale to detect antenatal depression. Wallis, Anne; Fernandez, Roberto; Oprescu, Florin; Cherecheş, Răzvan; Zlati, Alina; Dungy, Claibourne // Central European Journal of Medicine;Apr2012, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p216 

    The aim of this study was to develop and validate a linguistically and culturally appropriate version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) for use with women attending antenatal care in Romania. We translated and tested a Romanian version of the EPDS (EPDS-R) in four hospitals in...

  • Validation of Edinburgh postnatal depression scale for adolescent mothers. Logsdon, M. Cynthia; Usui, Wayne M.; Nering, Michael // Archives of Women's Mental Health;2009, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p433 

    The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale has widespread use internationally with adult women, but few psychometric properties have been described for samples of adolescent mothers. The purpose of this paper is to validate the psychometric properties of the EPDS in a sample of adolescent mothers...

  • Depressive and anxiety disorders in the postpartum period: how prevalent are they and can we improve their detection? Austin, Marie-Paule V.; Hadzi-Pavlovic, Dusan; Priest, Susan R.; Reilly, Nicole; Wilhelm, Kay; Saint, Karen; Parker, Gordon // Archives of Women's Mental Health;Oct2010, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p395 

    The objectives of this study were: (1) to examine Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) period prevalence and comorbidity for depression and anxiety disorder in a cohort of women assessed during the first 6-8 months postpartum and (2) to examine the benefits of combining the...

  • Simpler Screening for Postpartum Depression.  // Clinician Reviews;Oct2008, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p16 

    The article discusses research being done on postpartum depression screening. It references a study by K. Kabir et al, published in a 2008 issue of "Pediatrics." The researchers stated how easy it is in screening new mothers for postpartum depression. Aside from acknowledging the importance of...

  • Evaluating the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale. Quigley, Jo; Myer, Marilyn; Howland, Kim // Australian Nursing Journal;Mar2006, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p23 

    The article presents information on the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale, a screening tool used to help professionals detect postnatal depression (PND). The tool has been found to be effective in detecting PND and major depression. It provides an overview of PND. It highlights PND implications.

  • Using the Internet to Screen for Postpartum Depression. Le, Huynh-Nhu; Perry, Deborah; Sheng, Xi // Maternal & Child Health Journal;Mar2009, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p213 

    Objective To examine the feasibility of using the Internet to screen for postpartum depressive symptoms. Methods A total of 142 participants completed the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS) and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale on the Internet, and these findings were compared...

  • Screening for postpartum depression in a private health care network in Chile. Figueroa-Leigh, Francisca; Rojas, Pamela; Castañón, Carla // Family Practice;Aug2015, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p431 

    Background. It has been demonstrated that postpartum depression (PPD) has an impact on infant development with repercussions in the child's cognitive, socioemotional and conduct regulation. Screening for this disorder with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) has been recommended...

  • Perinatal Depression and Patterns of Attachment: A Critical Risk Factor? Meuti, Valentina; Aceti, Franca; Giacchetti, Nicoletta; Carluccio, Giuseppe Mattia; Zaccagni, Michela; Marini, Isabella; Giancola, Orazio; Ciolli, Paola; Biondi, Massimo // Depression Research & Treatment;12/20/2015, p1 

    Background. This study aims to verify if the presence and severity of perinatal depression are related to any particular pattern of attachment. Methods. The study started with a screening of a sample of 453 women in their third trimester of pregnancy, who were administered a survey data form,...

  • Relationship between social support during pregnancy and postpartum depressive state: a prospective cohort study. Morikawa, Mako; Okada, Takashi; Aleksic, Branko; Kunimoto, Shohko; Nakamura, Yukako; Kubota, Chika; Uno, Yota; Tamaji, Ai; Furumura, Kaori; Shiino, Tomoko; Morita, Tokiko; Ishikawa, Naoko; Ohoka, Harue; Usui, Hinako; Banno, Naomi; Ozaki, Norio; Ando, Masahiko; Hayakawa, Norika; Murase, Satomi; Goto, Setsuko // Scientific Reports;5/29/2015, p10520 

    Although the association between social support and postpartum depression has been previously investigated, its causal relationship remains unclear. Therefore, we examined prospectively whether social support during pregnancy affected postpartum depression. Social support and depressive symptoms...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics