In a two-stage screening procedure, using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) at 8 and 12 weeks postpartum and the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) and DSM-III-R at about 13 weeks postpartum, 41 women identified as depressed were randomly allocated to a study and a control group.
The women in the study group received 6 weekly, counselling visits by the Child Health Clinic nurse and the control group received routine primary care.
Twelve (80%) of 15 women with major depression in the study group were fully recovered after the intervention compared to 4 (25%) of 16 in the control group.
Counselling by health nurses is helpful in managing postnatal depression and seems to work well within the Swedish Primary Health Care system.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Postnatal, Trouble humeur, Adulte, Homme, Femelle, Conseil psychologique, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Soin santé primaire, Suède, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Postnatal, Mood disorder, Adult, Human, Female, Psychological counseling, Nurse, Health staff, Primary health care, Sweden, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0389459
Code Inist : 002B18I16. Création : 10/04/1997.