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Detecting postnatal common mental disorders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: validation of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale and Kessler scales
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Psychiatry.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Affective Disorders, ISSN 0165-0327, E-ISSN 1573-2517, Vol. 122, no 1-2, 102-108 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The EPDS, K6 and K10 all demonstrated acceptable clinical utility as screening scales for postnatal CMD in an urban setting in Ethiopia. The marked urban-rural difference in EPDS performance within Ethiopia highlights the difficulty of applying urban-validated instruments to rural settings in LAMIC.

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2010. Vol. 122, no 1-2, 102-108 p.
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Validation studies; Depression; Post-partum; Culture; Ethiopia; Developing countries; Mental disorders
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-41136DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2009.06.020PubMedID: 19615753OAI: diva2:404771
Available from: 2011-03-18 Created: 2011-03-18 Last updated: 2011-11-08Bibliographically approved

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