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Factor Structure of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in a Sample of Postpartum Slovak Women

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Department of Midwifery, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, 03601 Martin, Slovakia
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Bioinformatic Unit, Biomedical Center Martin, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, 03601 Martin, Slovakia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(12), 6298; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126298
Received: 5 April 2021 / Revised: 7 June 2021 / Accepted: 8 June 2021 / Published: 10 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Screening and Treatment of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety)
Background: Postpartum depression has a negative impact on quality of life. The aim of this study was to examine the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Slovak version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). Methods: A paper and pencil version of the 10-item EPDS questionnaire was administered personally to 577 women at baseline during their stay in hospital on the second to fourth day postpartum (age, 30.6 ± 4.9 years; 73.5% vaginal births vs. 26.5% operative births; 59.4% primiparas). A total of 198 women participated in the online follow-up 6–8 weeks postpartum (questionnaire sent via e-mail). Results: The Slovak version of the EPDS had Cronbach’s coefficients of 0.84 and 0.88 at baseline (T1) and follow-up, respectively. The three-dimensional model of the scale offered good fit for both the baseline (χ2(df = 28) = 1339.38, p < 0.001; CFI = 0.99, RMSEA = 0.02, and TLI = 0.99) and follow-up (χ2(df = 45) = 908.06, p < 0.001, CFI = 0.93, RMSEA = 0.09, and TL = 0.90). A risk of major depression (EPDS score ≥ 13) was identified in 6.1% in T1 and 11.6% in the follow-up. Elevated levels of depression symptoms (EPDS score ≥ 10) were identified in 16.7% and 22.7% of the respondents at baseline and follow-up, respectively. Conclusions: The Slovak translation of the EPDS showed good consistency, convergent validity, and model characteristics. The routine use of EPDS can contribute to improving the quality of postnatal health care. View Full-Text
Keywords: Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS); Slovakia; validity; postpartum depression Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS); Slovakia; validity; postpartum depression
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Škodová, Z.; Bánovčinová, Ľ.; Urbanová, E.; Grendár, M.; Bašková, M. Factor Structure of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in a Sample of Postpartum Slovak Women. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 6298. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126298

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Škodová Z, Bánovčinová Ľ, Urbanová E, Grendár M, Bašková M. Factor Structure of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in a Sample of Postpartum Slovak Women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(12):6298. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126298

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Škodová, Zuzana; Bánovčinová, Ľubica; Urbanová, Eva; Grendár, Marián; Bašková, Martina. 2021. "Factor Structure of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in a Sample of Postpartum Slovak Women" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18, no. 12: 6298. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126298

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