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Early identification of women at risk of postpartum depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) in a sample of Lebanese women

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Title
Early identification of women at risk of postpartum depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) in a sample of Lebanese women
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BMC Psychiatry, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12888-014-0242-7
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Charline El-Hachem, Jihane Rohayem, Rami Bou Khalil, Sami Richa, Assaad Kesrouani, Rima Gemayel, Norma Aouad, Najat Hatab, Eliane Zaccak, Nancy Yaghi, Salimé Salameh, Elie Attieh

Abstract

During the postpartum period, women are vulnerable to depression affecting about 10 to 20% of mothers during the first year after delivery. However, only 50% of women with prominent symptoms are diagnosed with postpartum depression (PPD). The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is the most widely used screening instrument for PPD . The main objectives of this study are to assess whether an EPDS score of 9 or more on day 2 (D2) postpartum is predictive of a depressive episode between days 30 and 40 postpartum (D30-40), to determine the risk factors as well as the prevalence of PPD in a sample of Lebanese women and to determine a threshold score of EPDS predictive of PPD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 184 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 31 17%
Lecturer 23 12%
Student > Postgraduate 14 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 8%
Student > Bachelor 12 6%
Other 41 22%
Unknown 51 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 51 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 39 21%
Psychology 25 13%
Social Sciences 5 3%
Chemistry 2 1%
Other 9 5%
Unknown 55 30%

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