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Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale score code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term704377
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 20/11/2019
Definition:Help on this term

A code representing a score on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
0 - 30A number representing a score on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
Supplementary values:Help on this term
98Unknown
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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.

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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

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

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/

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Female—indication of possible symptoms of depression at an antenatal care visit, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale score code N[N] Health, Standard 20/11/2019

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