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TitleScreening for depression and anxiety disorders from pregnancy to postpartum with the EPDS and STAI
Author(s)Tendais, Iva
Costa, Raquel
Conde, Ana
Figueiredo, Bárbara
KeywordsDepression
Postnatal depression
Anxiety
Screening
Issue date2014
PublisherCambridge University Press
JournalThe Spanish Journal of Psychology
Abstract(s)The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and the State Anxiety Inventory (STAI-S) are widely used self-report measures that still need to be further validated for the perinatal period. The aim of this study was to examine the screening performance of the EPDS and the STAI-S in detecting depressive and anxiety disorders at pregnancy and postpartum. Women screening positive on EPDS (EPDS ≥ 9) or STAI-S (STAI-S ≥ 45) during pregnancy (n = 90), as well as matched controls (n = 58) were selected from a larger study. At 3 months postpartum, 99 of these women were reassessed. At a second stage, women were administered a clinical interview to establish a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis. Receiver operator characteristics (ROC) analysis yielded areas under the curve higher than .80 and .70 for EPDS and STAI-S, respectively. EPDS and STAI-S optimal cut-offs were found to be lower at postpartum (EDPS = 7; STAI-S = 34) than during pregnancy (EPDS = 9; STAI-S = 40). EPDS and STAI-S are reasonably valid screening tools during pregnancy and the postpartum.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/41451
DOI10.1017/sjp.2014.7
ISSN1138-7416
1988-2904
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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