Identifying the Issue
- EPDS is a validated screening tool used in the assessment of perinatal depression (PND)
- Responders answer EPDS questions differently due to PND associated stigma depending on the mode of administration
- This study evaluates the differences in EPDS scores used for assessment of PND over a span of 9 months
Objective of the Research
- Assessment of the difference in the EPDS scores between self and interviewer mode of administration
- Investigation of the baseline clinical and psychosocial characteristics of the study subjects associated with the difference between the two modes of administration
- Evaluation of the differences in antenatal depression, postnatal depression and PND rates using the two modes of EPDS administration
Who should read this?
This article is an outcome of study parameters based on socio-psychological assessments and is recommended for psychiatrists, mental health clinicians, physicians, students of mental health and obstetrics & gynaecology practitioners.