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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182445
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reliable Self-Reporting Postpartum Depression Risk Questionnaire
Author(s):
Cross, Judy
Author Details:
Judy Cross, MSN, RN, St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho, USA, email: crossj@slrmc.org
Abstract:
Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a serious complication of childbirth which is frequently undetected, and consequently untreated, with potentially devastating effects on the mother and her family. After two maternal suicides, the nursing staff was committed to early identification of mothers with increased risk of developing PPD so they could receive needed services. The nurses in this mid-sized, urban regional medical center developed a risk screening tool, the Postpartum Adjustment Questionnaire, then launched into an IRB-monitored research project to validte its usefulness. A convenience sample of 200 English-speaking, postpartum women participated in a prospective, descriptive, research study. Their Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (Beck and Gable, 2002) scores and demographic data, obtained in their physician's offices at 6 weeks postpartum, were compared to the Postpartum Adjustment Questionnaire completed by the mothers before their initial hospital discharge following birth of their babies. A score of 4 or higher on the 15-question survey was found to have the highest predictive value of PPD symptoms at 6 weeks postpartum. An unexpected finding was a single question which had the same predictive value. Besides being efficient to administer, the tool proved to have a moderate predictive correlation (.28) and is statistically a valid predictor of PPD. This has generated additional research. The tool is an important part of an effective education, screening and follow-up program developed at this medical center. When the research was submitted to and accepted by a peer-reviewed, national nursing publication, a reviewer stated "this represents a significant contribution to nursing knowledge." References: Beck, C.T. & Gable, R.K. (2002). Postpartum depression screening scale manual. Los Angeles: Western Psychological Services.; Davis, S., Cross, J., and Lind, B.K. (2008). Exploring the postpartum adjustment questionnaire as a predictor of postpartum depression. JOGNN, 37, 622-630.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReliable Self-Reporting Postpartum Depression Risk Questionnaireen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCross, Judyen_US
dc.author.detailsJudy Cross, MSN, RN, St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho, USA, email: crossj@slrmc.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182445-
dc.description.abstractPostpartum Depression (PPD) is a serious complication of childbirth which is frequently undetected, and consequently untreated, with potentially devastating effects on the mother and her family. After two maternal suicides, the nursing staff was committed to early identification of mothers with increased risk of developing PPD so they could receive needed services. The nurses in this mid-sized, urban regional medical center developed a risk screening tool, the Postpartum Adjustment Questionnaire, then launched into an IRB-monitored research project to validte its usefulness. A convenience sample of 200 English-speaking, postpartum women participated in a prospective, descriptive, research study. Their Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (Beck and Gable, 2002) scores and demographic data, obtained in their physician's offices at 6 weeks postpartum, were compared to the Postpartum Adjustment Questionnaire completed by the mothers before their initial hospital discharge following birth of their babies. A score of 4 or higher on the 15-question survey was found to have the highest predictive value of PPD symptoms at 6 weeks postpartum. An unexpected finding was a single question which had the same predictive value. Besides being efficient to administer, the tool proved to have a moderate predictive correlation (.28) and is statistically a valid predictor of PPD. This has generated additional research. The tool is an important part of an effective education, screening and follow-up program developed at this medical center. When the research was submitted to and accepted by a peer-reviewed, national nursing publication, a reviewer stated "this represents a significant contribution to nursing knowledge." References: Beck, C.T. & Gable, R.K. (2002). Postpartum depression screening scale manual. Los Angeles: Western Psychological Services.; Davis, S., Cross, J., and Lind, B.K. (2008). Exploring the postpartum adjustment questionnaire as a predictor of postpartum depression. JOGNN, 37, 622-630.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:24:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:24:32Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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