In order to assess the effectiveness of the group in reducing symptoms of PND and improving scores on measures of mental health, mothers attending the group are asked to complete the BDI-II and the EPDS
before the group starts and at the final session.
The person responsible for the best turned-out horse in Tuesday's race will receive a PS50 prize and an EPDS
Racing Welfare gilet.
Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS
is a 10-item self-report scale which was developed by Cox et al.
Lesley Graham, Racing Welfare's newly appointed chief executive, will judge the first BTO and said: "We are really looking forward to this series and very grateful to EPDS
for their continuing sponsorship.
was developed to detect postpartum depression, (1) but it has since been validated for use in pregnant women and has satisfactory sensitivity (79%) and specificity.
Postnatal women were then classified as having depressed mood or not, based on a score greater than or equal to 14 on the EPDS
Overall, 8% of the women in the survey screened positive for postpartum depression (defined as an EPDS
score of at least 13 of 30), reported Dr.
All of these women reported on the EPDS
that she blamed herself unnecessarily when things went wrong, some to most of the time.
Mothers who wished to participate were screened at pediatric immunization clinics using the EPDS
The authors of the PDSS in their manual (Beck & Gable, 2002) and in a direct comparison study with the EPDS
(Beck & Gable, 2001) have indicated that their scale may have superior combinations of sensitivity and specificity, and as such it may be better for detecting major postnatal depression.
At the study end point, subjects in the omega 3 group also had significantly lower depressive symptom ratings on the EPDS
Place: West Florida Hospital EPDS
7th Floor Auditorium, 8383 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32514.