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Title: Acceptability of routine screening for perinatal depression.
Authors: Buist, Anne;Condon, John;Brooks, Janette;Speelman, Craig;Milgrom, Jeannette;Hayes, Barbara A;Ellwood, David;Barnett, Bryanne;Kowalenko, Nick;Matthey, Stephen;Austin, Marie-Paule V;Bilszta, Justin L C
Affiliation: University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry Austin Health, Repat Campus PO Box 5444, West Heidelberg, Victoria, 3061, Australia. a.buist@unimelb.edu.au
Issue Date: 2-May-2006
Citation: Journal of Affective Disorders 2006; 93(1-3): 233-7
Abstract: To assess the acceptability of routine screening for perinatal depression.Postnatal women (n=860) and health professionals (n=916) were surveyed after 3 years of routine perinatal (antenatal and postnatal) use of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS).Over 90% of women had the screening explained to them and found the EPDS easy to complete; 85% had no difficulties completing it. Discomfort with screening was significantly related to having a higher EPDS score. A majority of health professionals using the EPDS was comfortable and found it useful.The sample involved only maternity services supporting depression screening. In addition, the response rate from GPs was low.Routine screening with the EPDS is acceptable to most women and health professionals. Sensitive explanation, along with staff training and support, is essential in implementing depression screening.
Internal ID Number: 16647761
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10146
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2006.02.019
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16647761
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Attitude of Health Personnel
Depression, Postpartum.diagnosis.psychology
Family Practice
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Hospitals, Maternity
Humans
Mass Screening.psychology
Midwifery
Patient Acceptance of Health Care.psychology
Patient Education as Topic
Personality Inventory
Victoria
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