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The clinical application of three screening tools for recognizing post-partum depression

Hanna, Barbara, Jarman, Heather and Savage, Sally 2004, The clinical application of three screening tools for recognizing post-partum depression, International journal of nursing practice, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 72-79, doi: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2003.00462.x.

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Title The clinical application of three screening tools for recognizing post-partum depression
Author(s) Hanna, Barbara
Jarman, Heather
Savage, Sally
Journal name International journal of nursing practice
Volume number 10
Issue number 2
Start page 72
End page 79
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2004-04
ISSN 1322-7114
1440-172X
Keyword(s) Nurses
Postnatal depression
Prenatal
Research instruments
Summary Postnatal depression is a major health issue for childbearing women world-wide, as it is not always identified early. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical application of three screening instruments for the early recognition of post-partum depression, the Postpartum Depression Prediction Inventory, the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, and to examine nurse interventions following use of the instruments. Data were collected at two points, at 28 weeks prenatal (107 women) and eight weeks postnatal (84 women). Results showed that 17% of the women scored significant symptoms of post-partum depression and 10–15% had a positive screen for major postnatal depression. There was a statistically significant correlation between the total score on the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Of those eight women identified as being at risk, seven had received anticipatory guidance and five had received counselling by the nurses. The Postpartum Depression Prediction Inventory enabled nurses to identify women at risk of post-partum depression and offer interventions.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2003.00462.x
Field of Research 111704 Community Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Blackwell Publishing Asia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002510

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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