Show simple item record Βιβιλάκη, Βικτώρια Γ. el Δαφέρμος, Βασίλης el Κοβεγινάς, Μανώλης el Μπίτσιος, Πάνος el Λιόνης, Χρήστος Δ. el 2015-06-07T08:13:12Z 2015-06-07T08:13:12Z 2015-06-07
dc.rights Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες *
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dc.source en
dc.subject Analysis of variance
dc.subject Postpartum depression
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Greece
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Pilot projects
dc.subject Psychometrics
dc.subject Sensitivity and Specificity
dc.subject Ανάλυση διακύμανσης
dc.subject Επιλόχειος κατάθλιψη
dc.subject Θηλυκό
dc.subject Ελλάδα
dc.subject Άνθρωποι
dc.subject Πιλοτικά προγράμματα
dc.subject Ψυχομετρία
dc.subject Ευαισθησία και Ειδικότητα
dc.title The edinburgh postnatal depression scale en
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heal.secondaryTitle translation and validation for a greek sample en
heal.classification Midwifery
heal.classification Psychology
heal.classification Μαιευτική
heal.classification Ψυχολογία
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heal.identifier.secondary DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-329
heal.language en
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heal.recordProvider Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας. Τμήμα Μαιευτικής el
heal.publicationDate 2009
heal.bibliographicCitation Vivilaki, V., Dafermos, V., Koveginas, M., Bitsios, P. and Lionis, C. (2009) The edinburgh postnatal depression scale: translation and validation for a greek sample. "BMC Public Health", 9. Available from: [Accessed: 07/06/2015]. en
heal.abstract Background. Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is an important screening instrument that is used routinely with mothers during the postpartum period for early identification of postnatal depression. The purpose of this study was to validate the Greek version of EPDS along with sensitivity, specificity and predictive values. Methods. 120 mothers within 12 weeks postpartum were recruited from the perinatal care registers of the Maternity Departments of 4 Hospitals of Heraklion municipality, Greece. EPDS and Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) surveys were administered in random order to the mothers. Each mother was diagnosed with depression according to the validated Greek version of BDI-II. The psychometric measurements that were performed included: two independent samples t-tests, One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), reliability coefficients, Explanatory factor analysis using a Varimax rotation and Principal Components Method. Confirmatory analysis -known as structural equation modelling- of principal components was conducted by LISREL (Linear Structural Relations). A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was carried out to evaluate the global functioning of the scale. Results. 8 (6.7%) of the mothers were diagnosed with major postnatal depression, 14 (11.7%) with moderate and 38 (31.7%) with mild depression on the basis of BDI-II scores. The internal consistency of the EPDS Greek version -using Chronbach's alpha coefficient- was found 0.804 and that of Guttman split-half coefficient 0.742. Our findings confirm the multidimensionality of EPDS, demonstrating a two-factor structure which contained subscales reflecting depressive symptoms and anxiety. The Confirmatory Factor analysis demonstrated that the two factor model offered a very good fit to our data. The area under ROC curve AUC was found 0.7470 and the logistic estimate for the threshold score of 8/9 fitted the model sensitivity at 76.7% and model specificity at 68.3%. Conclusion. Our data confirm the validity of the Greek version of the EPDS in identifying postnatal depression. The Greek EPDS scale could be used as a useful instrument in both clinical practice and research. en
heal.publisher Carey, Rachel en
heal.journalName BMC Public Health en
heal.journalType peer-reviewed
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