Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)- Ethiopia

Information about Measure
First Name Charlotte
Last Name Hanlon
Email [email protected]
Affiliation King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry
Other means of contacting author (e.g., website, Academia.edu, ResearchGate)
Mental health assessment tool that was adapted/developed/validated Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)- Ethiopian Version
Mental health condition assessed Depressive Disorders
Idiom of distress included, if any Not Applicable
Lifestage of interest Adult (General)
Age range (age – age)
Country or countries where tool was developed/adapted/validated Ethiopia
Language(s) of the adapted/developed/validated tool Amharic
Clinical or community sample? Community
Subpopulation in which tool was developed/validated (e.g., tool was developed and tested among middle-class women)? Perinatal women in rural Ethiopia
Development procedures validated,culturally-adapted
If validated, what was the gold standard? The gold standard measure of perinatal CMD used in this assessment was full psychiatric assessment by one of four Ethiopian psychiatry trainees
Description of other development procedures, if applicable
Cronbach’s alpha 0.47
Sensitivity 0.77
Spec 0.36
Other information about tool (e.g., additional psychometrics [NPV, PPV, Youden’s index, diagnostic odds ratio]) Additionally, area under the curve (AUC) was 0.62 (95%CI 0.49 to 0.76).
Links to development/adaptation/validation studies and/or previous studies using the tool Hanlon, C., Medhin, G., Alem, A., Araya, M., Abdulahi, A., Hughes, M., . . . Prince, M. (2008). Detecting perinatal common mental disorders in Ethiopia: Validation of the self-reporting questionnaire and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Journal of Affective Disorders, 108(3), 251-262. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2007.10.023
Notes when administering the tool The EPDS should be administered as a verbal interview, with appropriate probing of responses to items which require repetition, appear to to be understood, or are answered affirmatively. All interviews should be conducted by trained research assistants.