The prediction of antenatal and postnatal depression in a sample of Western Australian women
Date of Award
Doctor of Psychology
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
In Australia, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS; Cox, Holden & Sagovsky, 1987) has been increasingly used to screen for antenatal depression prior to its evaluation on a sample of Australian pregnant women. Also, the identification of predictors associated with antenatal depression has been neglected relative to the research focus on postpartum depression. An aim of the study was to evaluate the antenatal screening properties of the EPDS against diagnoses of major depression with the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI; Sheehan et al., 1998).
Lien, Debbie A., "The prediction of antenatal and postnatal depression in a sample of Western Australian women" (2007). Theses: Doctorates and Masters. Paper 303.