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Characteristics of the Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale in The Netherlands.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1447427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale (EPDS), a 10-item self-rating depression scale, was translated into Dutch and compared in 293 postpartum women with other self-rating scales commonly in use in The Netherlands. In addition the structure of EPDS was analyzed by various factor analyses to reveal some of its dimensional aspects. The Dutch version of EPDS was found to be a self-rating scale with good psychometric characteristics which measures what it claims to measure: the strength of depressive symptoms. With LISREL a 2-factor model could be distinguished which contained subscales reflecting depressive symptoms and cognitive anxiety.
V J Pop; I H Komproe; M J van Son
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of affective disorders     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0165-0327     ISO Abbreviation:  J Affect Disord     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-29     Completed Date:  1992-12-29     Revised Date:  2009-09-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7906073     Medline TA:  J Affect Disord     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Hospital, Veldhoven, Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Depressive Disorder / classification,  diagnosis*
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Personality Inventory
Postpartum Period*
Puerperal Disorders

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