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Validation of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS) for screening of major depressive episode among adults from the general population

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, October 2014
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Title
Validation of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS) for screening of major depressive episode among adults from the general population
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12888-014-0284-x
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Authors

Alicia Matijasevich, Tiago N Munhoz, Beatriz Franck Tavares, Ana Paula Pereira Neto Barbosa, Diego Mello da Silva, Morgana Sonza Abitante, Tatiane Abreu Dall’Agnol, Iná S Santos

Abstract

Standardized questionnaires designed for the identification of depression are useful for monitoring individual as well as population mental health. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) has originally been developed to assist primary care health professionals to detect postnatal depression, but several authors recommend its use outside of the postpartum period. In Brazil, the use of the EPDS for screening depression outside the postpartum period and among non-selected populations has not been validated. The present study aimed to assess the validity of the EPDS as a screening instrument for major depressive episode (MDE) among adults from the general population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 142 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 20%
Student > Bachelor 18 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 12%
Researcher 12 8%
Other 10 7%
Other 35 25%
Unknown 22 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 36 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 12%
Social Sciences 10 7%
Chemistry 3 2%
Other 12 8%
Unknown 30 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2018.
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#3,707,514
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Outputs from BMC Psychiatry
#1,384
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#48,601
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Psychiatry
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