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2. Depression screening using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

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This activity is part 2 of a series of 6, which is also available as part of an ALM. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a simple to use screening tool that allows an informed judgement about the mental health and well being of patients in the perinatal period. Follow the key features in applying the EPDS to your clinical practice.

This separate one hour activity is not accredited for MHST.
To complete the six hour MHST course, click here.

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the use of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), the recommended screening tool for depression in the perinatal period.
  • Discuss the purpose, usefulness and limitations of the EPDS.
  • Outline the method of administration of the EPDS and the interpretation of results.
  • Recall methods of providing feedback to women.
  • Improve women’s safety by responding appropriately to the results of the EPDS screening.

This education is also available as part of an Active Learning Module (ALM) consisting of six activities. We recommend that you complete all six activities in order to obtain maximum benefit from this education. The ALM can be found here.

The term Maternal Child Health Nurse (MCHN) has been used throughout this activity, however other terms may be used in different states and territories.

This education was prepared by ThinkGP.

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Mental healthWomen’s health

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2. Depression screening using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) - education
Depression Screening Using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) - evaluation
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