Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale score code N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code representing a score on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 0-30 Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) score
This value should be the total EPDS score.
0-9: Scores in this range may indicate the presence of some symptoms of distress that may be short-lived and are less likely to interfere with the day-to-day ability to function at home or at work.
10-12: Scores within this range indicate presence of symptoms of distress that may be discomforting.
13-30: Scores within this range indicate that likelihood of depression is high.
CODE 98 Unknown
This value should be used if the EPDS score is unknown.
CODE 99 Not stated/inadequately described
This value should be used if the EPDS score is not stated or not completed.
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a self-report measure and is designed to screen females for symptoms of emotional distress during pregnancy and the postnatal period. The EPDS is not a diagnostic tool and must always be used in conjunction with clinical assessment.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Centre of Perinatal Excellence 2014. Using the EPDS as a screening tool. Flemington: Centre for Perinatal Excellence. Viewed 27 May 2019, https://www.cope.org.au/health-professionals/health-professionals-3/calculating-score-epds/
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