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Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS)

Cheryl Tatano Beck and Robert K. Gable
For new mothers
Individual
5 - 10 minutes
English
PRODUCT CODE: 27-2708-KT Category: Product ID: 8675

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Description

With the new Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS), clinicians can identify mothers suffering from postpartum depression early and easily. This 35-item is used as a brief screening device, it identifies women who are at high risk for postpartum depression so that health care professionals can then refer them for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Written at a third-grade reading level, PDSS items are brief and easy to understand. Mothers respond using a 5-point scale ranging from “strongly disagree” to “strongly agree.” The test yields an overall severity score falling into one of three ranges:
Normal adjustment, Significant symptoms of postpartum depression and Positive screen for major postpartum depression.

Additional information

AUTHOR

Cheryl Tatano Beck and Robert K. Gable

AGE RANGE

For new mothers

Age Filter

Adult

ADMINISTRATION

Individual

TIME

5 – 10 minutes

LANGUAGE AVAILABLE

English

Kit Content

25 AutoScore Test Forms and Manual.