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dc.contributor.authorIng, H
dc.contributor.authorFellmeth, G
dc.contributor.authorWhite, J
dc.contributor.authorStein, A
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, JA
dc.contributor.authorMcGready, R
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-04T02:15:35Z
dc.date.available2021-02-04T02:15:35Z
dc.date.issued2017-10-01
dc.identifier.citationIng, H., Fellmeth, G., White, J., Stein, A., Simpson, J. A. & McGready, R. (2017). Validation of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) on the Thai-Myanmar border. TROPICAL DOCTOR, 47 (4), pp.339-347. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049475517717635.
dc.identifier.issn0049-4755
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/259628
dc.description.abstractPostnatal depression is common and may have severe consequences for women and their children. Locally validated screening tools are required to identify at-risk women in marginalised populations. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is one of the most frequently used tools globally. This cross-sectional study assessed the validity and acceptability of the EPDS in Karen and Burmese among postpartum migrant and refugee women on the Thai-Myanmar border. The EPDS was administered to participants and results compared with a diagnostic interview. Local staff provided feedback on the acceptability of the EPDS through a focus group discussion. Results from 670 women showed high accuracy and reasonable internal consistency of the EPDS. However, acceptability to local staff was low, limiting the utility of the EPDS in this setting despite its good psychometrics. Further work is required to identify a tool that is acceptable and sensitive to cultural manifestations of depression in this vulnerable population.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
dc.titleValidation of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) on the Thai-Myanmar border
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0049475517717635
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
melbourne.affiliation.facultyMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
melbourne.source.titleTropical Doctor
melbourne.source.volume47
melbourne.source.issue4
melbourne.source.pages339-347
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1221529
melbourne.contributor.authorSimpson, Julie
dc.identifier.eissn1758-1133
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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