• The psychometric properties of the Icelandic version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) when used prenatal.

      Lydsdottir, Linda B; Howard, Louise M; Olafsdottir, Halldora; Thome, Marga; Tyrfingsson, Petur; Sigurdsson, Jon Fridrik; 1 Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; School of Business, Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland. Electronic address: linda@virk.is. 2 Section of Women's Mental Health, King's College, London, United Kingdom; Institute of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom. 3 Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; Mental Health Services, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. 4 Faculty of Nursing, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. 5 Mental Health Services, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. 6 Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; School of Business, Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland; Mental Health Services, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. (Elsevier Science, 2019-02-01)
      To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Icelandic version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) when used prenatal, explore the dimensionality of the scale and describe its effectiveness in identifying depression. A sample of Icelandic women filled in the EPDS at week 16 gestation, week 24 and week 36. If screened positive in week 16 they were asked to attend a psychiatric diagnostic interview 2-4 weeks later. Every 10th woman screened negative was also asked to attend an interview. Antenatal clinics at primary health care centres in Iceland. In total, 2512 women receiving prenatal care participated in the study. At week 16 gestation, 2397 women filled in the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, 2025 at week 25, and 1756 at week 36. 474 women attended diagnostic interview two to four weeks after screening.